Woman helps deputies to catch 2 accused copper thieves | Crime
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A Perry County woman is being credited for helping to catch two alleged copper thieves.
David L. Hunt, 29, of Scott City, and Thomas C. Kinney, 28, of Cape Girardeau were both charged with felony burglary and theft. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only, and they were taken to the Perry County Jail.
Arrested were 29 year old David L. Hunt, of Scott City, and 28 year old Thomas C. Kinney, of Cape Girardeau. Both are charged with Felony Burglary and Theft. Both are currently being held on $10,000 Cash Only bond at the Perry County Jail.
On Tuesday, shortly before 11a.m.. the Perry County Sheriff's Office got a call from a resident on Perry County Road 516.
She told deputies that someone had knocked on her door, but she did not recognize them and didn't answer the door.
Deputies say the person knocking returned to the a vehicle and spoke with the driver, then both of them got out and and began stealing things from a shed and barn.
"She did just what she should have done" said Perry County Sheriff Gary J. Schaaf. "She called us and gave a vehicle description, including license number, and a good description of the two men. She kept us advised of what was going on as deputies responded."
According to the sheriff's office, the two suspects left before deputies arrived, but because of the caller giving the information she did, deputies were able to find the two men before they got out of the county.
Deputies say the two men had stolen a plastic tub full of copper wire, extension cords and a few old car batteries, all of which were recovered at the time of the vehicle stop.
Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.