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.