Man accused of stealing copper pipes from house

Maurice Nathaniel Wilder (Photo Goldsboro police/WTVD)

September 14, 2010 5:05:03 AM PDT
Goldsboro police arrested a man they say stole copper piping from underneath a home early Tuesday.

Officers received a call around 3:14 a.m. about a breaking and entering in progress at a home on North Audobon Avenue. According to dispatchers, a man was carrying a black bag, a flashlight and was seen coming from under a home.

The witness, who reported the incident, followed the suspect while calling 911.

After a short investigation, officers arrested Maurice Nathaniel Wilder. Police say he was covered in dirt.

It is not clear if the homeowner was at home during the break-in.

Wilder is charged with second-degree burglary, larceny and first-degree trespassing. He is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $30,500 bond.

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