Police: Man Killed While Stealing Copper

Police in Rockcastle County say a 24-year-old man has died while trying to steal copper from a power line.

Kentucky State Police say James Wynn of Orlando in Rockcastle County was standing on a ladder Wednesday afternoon when he was
electrocuted and fell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident involved a Jackson Energy power line. Police say charges are pending against a man who was with Wynn.


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  • by keegan on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:16 AM
    why would he do that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Coppertone Location: AT WORK! on Jun 16, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    sad From Pike Co wrote: "...they are alot of reason he could have been doing it such as keep food on the table or a roof over his childs head"...you said this, and you where serious! There is NO reason to do what he done, if he needed to put food on the table or a roof over his families head, its called a JOB! I work 40 hrs a week, like most people, we dont want a pat on the back for supporting this scum, but if he had a full time job like the rest of us, he wouldnt have had to resort to stealing and depriving others. Therefore none of this would have happened. If government assistance wasnt enough, I guess he felt he had to rob and steal to make ends meet. Shear laziness of not wanting to work contributed to his death.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 16, 2008 at 06:00 AM
    Of course, if I would have stayed in school and grajuated, I might be a smarter person but being a dimwit sometimes gets you the good jobs like gas station worker :)
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 15, 2008 at 02:30 AM
    @Jeffrey Location: Lexington on Some people excell in english and spellcheck using firefox. Some like me do better in straight pc coding as oppsed to a rant that wont matter in 2minutes when Im done with it. Im glad that I have a way of sticking out though as it makes it harder for people to put words in my mouth. If rushing my writting and ignoring grammer does that then, thanks very much for noticing even if ya dont care for my rants it means ya care enough to notice.
  • by shame on you Location: rockcaslte on Jun 15, 2008 at 12:41 AM
    I do know this family and yes he took a bad road in life. Goes to show what our kids can get into. I knew him when he was 5 years old a great kid, yes are jobs are few here and people go to richmond, berea, lexington to work that is no excuse. Jamie just got in the wrong crowd and worng things and there is no need to blame his parents his dad works about 46 hours a week. There are jobs here people just won't swallow there prides to work for low paying jobs things they should start pay at about 12 bucks a hour (not happening). I feel God will punish they way he see's fit for all the cuel, cold things everyone does in their lifes. I am not pointing fingers at anyone take it how you may. And he has no blood children i know of his wife has three. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE. From a family friend.
  • by grumpy on Jun 14, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    he might not have been raised to steal he may have a good famly I fell sorry for them he was doing wrong and got caught people we pay for what they steal im sure this is not the first time he took any thing what he done was doing somethinf to us all that buy electricity I have no use for a thief you cant lock them out just slow them down no he didnt intend to get killed he was taking some one eles things
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    Teh, lmao!
  • by sad Location: pike co on Jun 14, 2008 at 08:45 AM
    I myself is sorry for his family first of all cause no matter how you raise your children its up to them after they move off. And i feel sorry that a child is going to haft to grow up without a daddy around all children needs one! As far a him stealing the copper I hate that it happen they are alot of reason he could have been doing it such as keep food on the table or a roof over his childs head or so on Im not taking up for him what he did was wrong but it is a sad story no matter what! I do feel for the family no matter what I am human and I hate to see anyone suffer and the child will for yrs to come!
  • by Jeffrey Location: Lexington on Jun 14, 2008 at 05:10 AM
    Note to the original Wow in Richmond: I can tell which one is you because in your posts, the spelling is terrible. At least your clone can spell words correctly.
  • by Anonymous Location: Rockcastle on Jun 13, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    I do not personally know the Wynn family, but I feel very sympathetic for thier loss. We do not know what was going on with Mr.Wynn, but it is not my place or anyone elses to judge. The sad fact that a life has been taken and a family has lost someone they loved. I pray that God be with them during thier time of sadness and loss. For those of you who have wrote mean, cruel and hurtful things about this unfortunate situation, shame on you. You never know what your future holds or what your children may do. The very cruel and ridiculous statement you have made could very well come back to haunt you. For the family if you read these comments disregard the hurtul things some of the viewers posted and take the encouragement that others are giving you. God bless your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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