Deputies: Sebastian County Suspect Stole $7,500 Worth Of Copper

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect they say stole $7,500 worth of copper, according to a news release.

Deputies say that between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Marion Lane and Highway 71 South in Fort Smith, a witness saw a vehicle leaving a business that hadn’t yet opened for the day.

The witness told deputies the vehicle was not associated with the business, and they went to investigate the matter, the release states. According to deputies, the witness said someone had cut through the fence that went around the business and took copper wire from some nearby trailers.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a small old station wagon, according to authorities.

Deputies said the value of the stolen copper wire was around $7,500.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 479-783-1051 or the crimestoppers tip line at 78-CRIME.


  • Arnold Fudpucker

    This problem can be vastly curtailed if the scrap metal dealers weren’t so free and anxious to buy the stolen goods. There should be a no cash on the spot rule to start with at a minimum.
    where are our legislators on this? Instead of trying to bump Lee off his holiday they should be after something meaningful like this problem.

    • Lucy

      You are so misinformed. Just to sell tin or aluminum you must show a driver’s license now. Where do you figure this guy will get away with selling it all in Arkansas?

      • Dan-man

        He will have one of his buddies sell it for him. The buddy gets busted, tells on thief. Thief denies it . Buddy pays the price. Repeat……………..

      • arnold fudpucker

        It is you that is misinformed and you don’t read well. We are talking about copper and drivers licenses are not checked. Just try dropping off some scrap metal of any type and you will see. You have obviously never been victimized by these types of thieves or you work for one of these dealers.

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