Springdale Man Arrested In $16,000 Cargill Copper Theft

A Springdale man is behind bars after police say he stole $16,000 in copper equipment from the local Cargill feed mill several times over the last three months.

Bobby Evans, 44, was arrested Monday on suspicion of commercial burglary, theft of property and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center, where he remains without bond.

Evans pleaded guilty last month in a separate theft case, reaching a plea deal for two years of community corrections, with a four-year suspended sentence, according to court records.

The Cargill feed mill on North Jefferson Street in Springdale has been burglarized six times since October, in which about $16,000 in copper wiring was cut from the walls and machinery. The location has since been transformed into a storage facility. After Cargill installed two security cameras worth $800, the facility was again burglarized around Jan. 3, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

After the most recent burglary, Cargill showed surveillance footage from the newly-installed cameras to police, who identified Evans as the suspected burglar in the video, according to the preliminary report.

In last week’s burglary, police said the suspect stole copper wiring and the security cameras. Images from the cameras were automatically transferred to a wireless hard drive, so the theft of the cameras did not stop Cargill and police from obtaining the footage, the preliminary report states.

Evans was later located and arrested by Springdale police.

12 comments

  • yo greasy mama

    yea shame on him for stealing pennies from a multimillion dollar business that pays its workers slave wages… he should have been a wage slave instead and worked three jobs to get what he wanted.. shame on him

    • Brad

      So stealing is ok as long as you steal from someone who has more than you? Are you, by chance, a Democrat?

      • GhostProfectionist88

        Robin Hood did a fine job with that, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t a democrat. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. If half the rich weren’t so greedy this dude probably wouldn’t even be a thief.

  • CM Hill

    You know I was reading all the crimes on money theft and this guy will get the worst of it all even though his was the least amount of the 3 cases but because the others held office positions of some sort they will not have to do any time!! Not say this gentleman shouldn’t have to do any time. Just simply saying!!!!!!

  • WTH

    @greasy.. At what age did you drop out of school and start living off the government?, and you still want to STEAL from a rich person who has worked hard for what they have! I bet you even STOLE the pc you’re using….from a family member no doubt.

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