Sheriff Hawthorne reported that on 6 May, 2013 at approximately 10:45pm, Communications dispatched Sgt. Ritch to check a suspicious vehicle near the 2800 block of FM 1941. Upon arrival, the deputy observed and identified two white males, William Perkins 41 years old and Troy Walker 38, both of Daisette stated that they were having car trouble.
A closer check by the deputy of the immediate area revealed several modified tools believed to be used in the theft of copper wiring from above ground energy poles such as, plastic extension poles with cutting tools attached to the ends which is used to cut above ground power lines. In addition, deputies located approximately 150 ft. of partially down wire within the immediate area. A representative of the Entergy Texas was called out and informed the deputies that the line was not to be cut or down. While in the process of placing the suspects under arrest it was discovered that they also were in possession of methamphetamines.
Criminal Investigators, Sgt’s Carrington and Arrendondo identified Troy Walker as a person of interest in prior copper theft incidents within Chambers County. Both suspects were placed in custody and are charged with Theft of Metals and Possession of Controlled Substance. A follow-up investigation will be conducted by the Chambers County Criminal Investigations Division to determine if the suspects are connected with prior copper thefts of this type within Chambers County. Both suspects are held in the Chambers County Jail on $35,000 for each charge.