Pair jailed after alleged copper theft

Mark Rollins and Michael Jones

February 27, 2012 11:07:19 AM PST
Raleigh police have arrested two men after they allegedly stole a half-ton of copper.

Mark Rollins and Michael Jones are accused of stealing more than 1,100 pounds of copper from a man on Jan. 3.

Police said after the pair sold the metal for $125, they stole 420 more pounds of copper the following day and sold it for $50.

Rollins and Jones are both charged with theft. Rollins was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon after police said he hit his neighbor with a metal pipe and let his dog bite the victim.

Both men are currently in jail.

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