1/26/2014 8:58 PM
by Karen Franklin
The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office arrested three men for
their alleged involvement in the stealing of more than a thousand pounds of
copper from a business earlier this month.
Jerry lucas, 33, Jerry Mitchem, 27, and James Lowmark, 23,
all face charges stemming from the incident. The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office
said the trio was pulled over for a routine traffic stop when burglary tools
and narcotics were found in the car.
Lucas and Mitchem reportedly told deputies they stole spools
of cooper from EIS in Bluefield and then sold it for $4,100 dollars at Brushfork
Recycling. According to statements, all three of the men were planning to
return to EIS again on the night they were caught.
Lucas and Mitchem remain in Southern Regional Jail on grand
larceny and breaking and entering charges, according to authorities. Lowmark faces