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Two men arrested for business copper theft

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -  Two men are in jail after a string of copper thefts in Thomas county.

Deputies arrested James Layton and James McMillon of Meigs Wednesday afternoon.

Scruggs construction company and Four Corners Cotton Gin in Meigs were broken into.

Investigators say Layton and McMillon removed a lot of copper wiring from several structures on the properties.  It could cost the companies up to $15,000 to repair the damage.

"We've also had some residential burglaries where copper was taken along with a large number of tools," says Inv. Jason Carroll, Thomas Co. Sheriff's Office.

The two men are charged with the two business burglaries and two residential burglaries... One in which guns and copper were stolen.

Investigators believe Layton and McMillon may also be responsible for several other recent burglaries in Thomas county.

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