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Duo arrested for stealing copper from FEMA trailers

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:09pm

Two men have been arrested for allegedly going on to private property and stealing copper from FEMA trailers.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Cold Anthony Pittman, 27, and James A. Hood II, 23, on Monday, June 4. Investigators say the duo took power cords from somewhere between 40-80 FEMA trailers that were being stored on private property near Holden.

One of the two men admitted to entering one of the trailers that was being used as a residence and stealing cash from a wallet found inside. He also admitted to stealing a welding rig from another residence and selling it at a pawn shop.

Investigators made the discovery of the thefts after a concerned citizen filed a report that someone had been burning wire in the area.

Pittman was arrested and charged with one count of Simple Burglary and two counts of Felony Theft. He is currently being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $20,000.00 bond.

Hood was arrested and charged with one count of Felony Theft. He is currently being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $10,000.00 bond.

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