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Greenville man arrested for stealing copper wire from utility poles

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A Greenville man is facing felony charges after cutting copper wire from utility poles near Piggly Wiggly in Greenville.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Department tells 9 On Your Side that on July 11, around 2 p.m., deputies responded to a local metal recycler after a customer tried to sell copper ground wire from utilities poles. 

Charles Lovick, Jr., 32, of 803 Bradley Street in Greenville was still at the business when deputies arrived and gave a false report concerning where he obtained the ground wire. He later admitted to cutting it from at least seven utility poles in the area behind the Piggly Wiggly in Greenville.

Deputies say the Greenville Utilities Commission was contacted and estimated the damage at approximately $500. Utility poles without ground wires can cause damage to surrounding buildings and homes.

Lovick was charged with Felony Injuring Utility Wire/Fixtures and remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $10,000.00 secure bond.

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