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Moore County men charged with stealing $32K of wire from chicken farms

Posted March 5, 2011 12:08 p.m. EST
Updated March 6, 2011 2:45 p.m. EST

— Two Cameron men were arrested this week in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of feet of electrical wire worth more than $30,000 from chicken houses in Moore County.

Sheriff Lane Carter said that five chicken houses in White Hill, Carthage, Cameron and Robbins were broken into in January and February. At least 35,600 feet of electric wire was stolen, costing the farmers an estimated $32,000 in damages.

Keith Alexander Marsh, 33, of 234 Outlaw Lane, was arrested Thursday on five counts each of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.

Brian Lee Pilson, 32, of 2221 Cypress Church Road, was arrested Friday on two counts each of the same charges.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear in court March 17.

Carter said that investigators expect to make more arrests.

Marsh and Pilson each have five previous misdemeanor convictions, including possession of stolen goods and drug offenses, according to state Department of Correction records.