3/11/2014 4:37 PM
by Stuart Hammer
WELCH – A McDowell County man finds himself behind bars Tuesday for a large theft from local mines.
Sheriff Martin West tells Newswatch Joseph Eric Sacra of Northfork is facing charges for stealing 34 mine batteries, valued at more than $10,000, from coal mines located near the Welch area.
The Sheriff's department was notified on March 6 when Sarca tried to sell them for scrap.
Sarca was arraigned before Magistrate Danny Mitchell and placed on $20,000 bond.
He remains in the McDowell Co. holding facility in Welch awaiting transport to South West Regional jail in Holden