HARRODSBURG — Two men were arrested Sunday after they allegedly attempted to sell stolen copper wire in Lawrenceburg.
Harrodsburg police said Dameon Devine, 23, of Harrodsburg, and Edward Robertson IV, 23, of Danville, went to Francis Pallet and Recycling to sell the copper, which weighed about 615 pounds.
According to Harrodsburg Lt. Chad Powell, the two stole the wire from the Corning warehouse Saturday night before taking it to sell in Lawrenceburg on Sunday.
Robertson was charged with third-degree burglary. Devine, who is also suspected in a steel theft from a recycling Dumpster belonging to Corning, was charged with third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking less than $500.
Devine and Robertson also are believed to be involved in at least two other copper thefts from Corning, one that occurred around Nov. 7 and another that occurred between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13, from which the items lost were not recovered. They were believed to have been sold and were valued in the thousands of dollars.