McDowell County man arrested for stealing mine equipment

Local - 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


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