Copper Thieves Arrested | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    On January 8, 2013,
James Walter Johnson
the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of larceny of copper wire from irrigation systems on Christian School Road in Pantego, NC. Deputies learned the suspects removed over 1000 feet of control wire from each irrigation system.

    The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation and learned five other counties were involved in similar thefts of copper wire including Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Martin, and Washington counties. On January 12, 2013, Investigators learned from Bertie County Investigators, two suspects were located in Bertie County in possession of similar wire and a large quantity of burnt copper wire.

    As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigation, Investigator Scott Williams applied for and obtained warrants charging Joshua Cole Hoggard, age 22, of Pine Ridge Road in Windsor and James Walter Johnson, age 24, of North Wheeler Street in Merry Hill with two counts of Felony Larceny, two counts of Injury to Personal Property, and two counts of Unlawful Transportation of Copper. On February 15, 2013, Johnson was served at the Hertford County Detention Center and is being held under an additional $22,000.00 secured bond. On February 18, 2013, Hoggard was served at the Bertie County Detention Center and is being under an additional $50,000.00 secured bond. Both were being held on related charges from other counties.


    Major Kenneth Watson
      Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
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