Two arrested following copper theft investigation in Rusk County

Two arrested following copper theft investigation in Rusk County
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:54pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:57pm

Two people were arrested on Tuesday after an on-going investigation into copper wire thefts in Rusk County.

Rusk County Sheriff officials tell KETK, they executed an evidentiary search warrant at a house on the 11000 block of FM 2151 near Henderson just before 5:00pm on Tuesday.

In the house, authorities found transformer tanks, cores, ground wires, meters, clamps, fuse doors, copper and aluminum lines.

After further investigation, officials discovered a stolen gun and 2005 Dodge pickup truck, along with drugs paraphernalia and some marijuana.

Jason Bartley, 36, and Ashley Story, 26, were both arrested at the scene for charges including unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, and theft.

Bartley is being held on a $16,000 bond, while Story is held on a $1,000 bond.

Both remain in the Rusk County jail.
 

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