Four men arrested on copper theft charges in Tuscaloosa County

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office says they have arrested four individuals in relation to a copper theft.

According to the sheriff's office, a representative from Black Warrior Methane reported around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday that suspects were stealing copper from a methane well site near Lock 17 Rd. in Brookwood. The suspects were observed trying to steal copper wiring before fleeing from the scene.

The vehicle description was given out and the suspects were found by Brookwood police at a residence on Lock 17 Rd. In their possession was copper and tools.

At the well site, investigators found around 100 feet of copper wire hidden in the bushes adjacent to the well.

35-year-old Michael Shane Kimbrough, 51-year-old Jerry Wayne Sellers, 46-year-old Albert Ray Hodo and 40-year-old William Paul Stephens have all been charged with 2nd degree theft of property.

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