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Two Bainbridge men arrested for copper theft


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) –Decatur County authorities say they caught two copper thieves in the act thanks to a concerned citizen's tip.

The tipster told investigators he saw 19-year old Javarrus Lawrence and 22-year old James Butler cutting up stolen air conditioners and selling them for scrap.

When investigators went to check it out, they spotted the two men in Lawrence's front yard using a circular saw to get to copper wires inside A/C coils.

Butler and Lawrence are charged with several counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, and forced entrance to a residence.

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