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Trio arrested, charged with copper theft

Michael Dennis Harnden. Photo Source: Gregg County Michael Dennis Harnden. Photo Source: Gregg County
Julia Loraine Dodd. Photo Source: Gregg County Julia Loraine Dodd. Photo Source: Gregg County
Jeffrey Wayne Prichard. Photo Source: Gregg County Jeffrey Wayne Prichard. Photo Source: Gregg County
GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) -

Released by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office:

GLADEWATER, TX - A couple from Gladewater and one man from Longview were arrested midmorning on Monday for theft of copper. The trio was arrested near FM-1845 and Bacle Road after deputies responded to an in-progress theft call.

"Monday morning field deputies were dispatched to an Oil Field Company storage yard off FM-1845 north of Longview after a theft in progress was reported," Captain Mike Claxton said Tuesday. An employee of a local production company saw a man run from a cart loaded with stolen copper and called law enforcement.

"Two of the three were located and detained when deputies arrived and the third was found south of the theft sight after running into some woods while deputies were en-route," Claxton said.

Michael Dennis Harnden, 50, and Julia Loraine Dodd, 39, both of Gladewater and Jeffrey Wayne Prichard, 52, of Longview were charged by probable cause affidavits with one count of theft of Copper, a 4th degree felony and were arrested Monday. The selected copper taken from the Company was recovered at the arrest location. "Some damage was caused to several electrical transformers when this group removed the copper", Claxton said. The cost for these damages have not been determined.

Tuesday, Harnden, Dodd and Prichard was arraigned before Judge BH Jameson and bond was set on each suspect at $10,000. All three remain in jail.

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