Arrests in Copper Theft Case

Arrests in Copper Theft Case

Two men have been arrested in connection with the theft of copper from utility poles in Richmond.

Police in Richmond say they caught two copper thieves "red handed."  Police arrested Jeffrey W. Nester, age 46, and John H. Nester, age 42, in connection with the theft of copper from utility poles on Fifth Street.  Authorities say they were dispatched to the area to investigate a report of two men stealing copper from utility poles.  Police say that's where they found the two suspects with two bags that contained strands of copper wiring consistent with that stolen from utility poles in the area.  Police also say the suspects had numerous tools, including a hammer and bolt cutters. 

Both men were charged and lodged in teh Madison County Jail.

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