Jeffco Sheriff's deputies arrest suspected copper thieves

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff's investigators have made several copper theft arrests.

William Dylan Carroll, Matthew David Holcome, and Aaron West are accused of climbing telephone poles then cutting the wiring to get copper.
13 incidents have been reported, many of them around Oak Grove and Adger; some people even lost phone service in western Jefferson County.

"The problem is they're causing thousands and thousands of dollars worth of damage for just a few dollars worth of copper and they don't give a rip about it," says Randy Christian from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators have signed 30 arrest warrants in this case. They are looking for two more suspects.

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