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Copper Theft Arrests

Eight Haywood County residents are charged with stealing copper wire from phone lines.

Investigators say there were eight thefts in late October and last month along Hyder Mountain Road in Clyde, and England Road in Canton.

Phone lines were cut and the copper sold for cash at a salvage yard.

Detectives say drugs were the likely motivation.

Residents say the crime is affecting their lives.

It kind of aggravates me because you have to put up all your expensive stuff and you have to like hide it so no one knows where it is but your family, said England Road resident Charity Gregory.

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office says more arrests are likely by the end of the week. Some defendants have already appeared in court. Others are scheduled for January 16th. Bonds range from $5,000 to $10,000.

By Rex Hodge
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LIST OF APPREHENDED SUSPECTS -TELEPHONE WIRE THEFTS
Sara Kent
DOB: 01-22-1993                                            
Squirrel Ridge, Canton     
Larceny
Possess / conceal stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures

Kevin Douglas Gibson
DOB: 06-09-1985
Old Clyde Rd., Clyde
Larceny
Possess / conceal stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures

Steven Charles Allred
DOB: 02-07-1970
Brian Dr., Canton
Larceny
Possessing stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures

Clifford Lowell Lance
DOB: 12-29-1980
England Rd., Canton
Possess / conceal stolen property

Gwendolyn Wikes Burnette
DOB: 10-03-1970
Old Clyde Rd., Clyde
Possess / conceal stolen property

Leiha Boyer
DOB: 02-01-1982
Shelton Rd., Clyde
Larceny
Possessing stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures

Ricky Hill
DOB: 07-01-1987
Bryan Dr., Canton
Larceny
Possessing stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures

Ryan Green
DOB: 01-08-1984
Shelton Rd., Clyde
Larceny
Possessing stolen property
Injuring utility wires / fixtures


 



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