Man arrested for stealing from Butler County elementary school

Roy Ellis (Source Butler County Jail)
Roy Ellis (Source Butler County Jail)

ROSS TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -- An arrest has been made after $8,000 of roofing material was stolen form a local elementary school back in July according to police.

44-year-old Roy Ellis was arrested and charged with five counts of Receiving Stolen Property. officials say that on the weekend of July 27. 38 rolls of roofing material valued at $8,000 was taken from the construction site at Elda Elementary School at the 3900 block of Hamilton Cleves Road. During a two month investigation, detectives were able to track the stolen material at another work site on Liberty Street in Cincinnati, OH

Detectives were able to confirm and match the material to the items stolen from the Ross site. all of the stolen material was recovered.

Ellis is currently being held at the Butler County Jail.