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Pittsburg Man Faces Copper Theft Charges


 A 33-year-old Pittsburg man is facing charges for his alleged involvement in the recent theft of copper wire from an area utility company.

 Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to suspicious activity in rural northeast Cherokee County Monday evening. Through cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was stopped outside of Pittsburg.

 After a roadside interview, and with suspected evidence located inside the vehicle, Cherokee County Deputies established probable cause to arrest suspect Troy Maples.

 Maples is being held on charges of theft from a utility company, criminal damage to property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on expired registration.

 Anyone with information as to those responsible for these crimes are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Tips to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office can be made by calling 620-429-3992 or by texting the words 'tip cherokee' to 888777.

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