Two Christian County men were arrested yesterday morning for allegedly stealing electric wiring and attempting to burn off the coating.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to Otis Circle just after 11 yesterday to the report of the smell of wire burning. When officers arrived, they found 41-year old Tony Oatts and 22-year old Eric Ballard—both of Otis Circle—burning wiring on a grill.
The men were at 151 Otis, which is directly behind a residence where wiring matching the description was stolen from. The suspects are also accused of cutting down the meter socket and removing wiring from inside and outside of the home.
They were arrested and charged with felony theft and criminal trespassing.