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Man faces charges of stealing copper from idled McDowell Co. mine

Local - 12/30/2013 10:35 AM by Rebecca Turco

CARETTA - A Logan County man faces charges of stealing copper from an idled coal mine in McDowell County.

Frank Kovach, Jr., 41, of Kistler is charged with destruction of property, theft, petit larceny and trespassing. Kovach is accused of taking a section of mine cable from the Roadfork Mine, according to State Police. He is also accused of causing about $2,000 in damage to electrical units and about $500 in damage to a tram in the mine.

Police said a man who was with Kovach fled the scene. Kovach was arrested Saturday and the incident remains under investigation.


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