Investigators: Copper thefts rising with price of metal

Investigators: Copper thefts rising with price of metal

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Gregg County sheriff's deputies say rising copper prices are attracting thieves.

Investigators say metal thefts contribute to rising consumer costs at the gas pump, on heating and cooling bills and insurance premiums.

Kenneth Rivers of Hallsville was arrested Tuesday for taking about 50 pounds of copper wiring from a Kilgore oilfield services company.

He's in the Gregg County Jail tonight on $10,000 bond.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
TRENDING VIDEOS