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Two Dougherty County men arrested for irrigation pivot wire theft

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –

Two Dougherty County men are arrested in Tifton for selling stolen copper wire.

The wire was stolen from irrigation pivots in Calhoun County.

Now Tift County Sheriff's investigators are asking South Georgia farmers to check their irrigation machinery to see if there are more victims.

They say 23-year old Anthony Windows and 23-year old Michael Henderson tried to sell more than one thousand pounds of copper wiring at Tifton Recycling Friday night.

The owner called Deputies. The suspects ran but were caught later that night.

Investigators say they stole the copper wiring from irrigation pivots like this one in Calhoun County.

They worry many farmers may not realize their irrigation systems have been stripped yet.

You can call the Tift County Sheriff's Office at 388-6020.

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