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Suspected copper thief shocked on power lines

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By The Staff

By DAMON LAWRENCE

rclawrence@bellsouth.net

The adage that crime doesn’t pay held some truth for one suspected copper thief Wednesday morning.

According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Clower was badly burned trying to swipe copper from a power pole near a residence on Gray Knob Road near Kingston.

Investigator Greg Russell said Clower was shocked so badly he had to be airlifted to the Erlanger Burn Center in Chattanooga.


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