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Man Charged Under New Wire Theft Law

Posted March 19, 2008

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— A Fayetteville man has been charged under a new state law aimed at curbing the theft of copper wire, authorities said Wednesday.

Glenn Junior Maynor, 41, of 2312 Indian Creek Drive, was arrested Tuesday and charged with injuring wires and other fixtures of telephone/telegraph and electric power companies.

The law making the theft a felony went into effect in December.

Investigators said Maynor cut copper wire from utility poles along Judson Church and Sunnyside School Roads on Tuesday. A concerned citizen reported seeing him carrying a bucket and wire snips and cutting the copper from the base of a power pole, authorities said.

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  • DOG Mar 19, 2008

    Six months, or more, active time might keep him from doing this again.

  • lilwil Mar 19, 2008

    Is copper the new "gold"? Where is this copper being sold and to whom? There must be a hefty price for it, for someone to go around and still it.

    Is it being melted down and used for other products, what?

  • frayedknot Mar 19, 2008

    Identify theft is a felony. Being charged with a felony does not always mean prison time.

  • baldy64 Mar 19, 2008

    I hope they start making identity theft a felony too, all they get now is a slap on the wrist.

  • Mom of two Mar 19, 2008

    It is a shame that they have to inforce a felony for stealing copper wire. I am not saying it shouldn't be done, i am saying stealing is stupid.

  • ptahandatum Mar 19, 2008

    Well good! I hope there is a proper conviction, and he gets time for his deeds.