Four arrested in major copper theft

Four people are facing burglary charges in Harlan County.

The Harlan Daily Reports Donnie Pace, Abe Bennett, Cecil Hughes, and Mathew Johnson were arrested for allegedly stealing more than one ton of copper from the old Evarts High School building.

Evarts Police Chief Lupe Blas says copper was sold to Baxter Metal and Robbins Recycling for cash of more than 14 thousand dollars.

The investigation is ongoing.

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