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3 Arrested in Frontier Communications Copper Theft

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BUCKHANNON -

The Upshur County Sheriff's Department has arrested three people for stealing copper on Thursday.

Michael Johnson, 32, Eileen Deshayes, 28, and Gene Herndon, 38, all of Elkins, are charged with grand larceny, officials said.

Sheriff deputies set up surveillance video after reports of copper theft by Frontier Communications was reported at its Buckhannon facility off of U.S. Route 33.

Authorities caught them early Thursday morning trying to steal a partial roll of copper phone wire.

All three are in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $50,000.