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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Mitchell County man found himself in jail after trying to dismantle a utility pole for his own gain.

Mitchell County Sheriff's Investigators say R. D. Gilbert was caught stealing the grounding wires from utility poles along Highway 37 just outside of Camilla.

Investigators say Gilbert was removing the ground wire because it's made of copper. He's been charged with theft by taking.

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