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Grand Saline Man Arrested For Stealing Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Coins


Russell Wayne Melton
Smith County Jail

A Grand Saline man accused of stealing $440,000 worth of gold coins and other items during a burglary has been arrested.  28 year-old Russell Wayne Melton was taken into custody in Ben Wheeler  after a search of a car revealed  the coins and a laptop matching one reported missing along with the coins. One of the occupants of the car said the coins were given to them by a “homeless person”. Melton is being held in the Smith County jail under $250,000 bond.