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Two men charged with selling stolen copper

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:57:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 09:37:12 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

Two men are behind bars accused of selling stolen copper.

The D.P.S says 26-year-old Tommye Joe Herring of Haskell, and 25-year-old Travis Wade McGee of Anson stole several thousand pounds of copper wire from AEP , and a trailer and tools from Powerline Services.

Authorities say they discovered the copper was sold to a metal recycle center.  The two men were caught attempting to sell more of the copper.

Herring and McGee are being held in the Jones County jail.