Two Crawford County residents are charged with stealing catalytic converters on the Missouri S & T campus.

Nathaniel Leonard, 30, and Karen Smith, 53, both of Cuba, were taken into custody last Friday in the Thomas Jefferson Hall parking lot.  Court records state a university officer spotted a vehicle that was linked to a catalytic converter theft on campus last month.  When the officer questioned the pair in the SUV, he found one was in possession of methamphetamine.  A search of the vehicle turned up one converter and tools used to remove them.

Leonard and Smith are both charged with stealing and possession of a controlled substance.  They could face additional charges for the theft from April.