The Duncan Banner

September 10, 2013

Three face charges for stealing copper

By The banner staff
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Three men were charged Monday for allegedly stealing copper tubing from behind a Duncan residence.

Daniel Earl Sanford, 23, of Duncan, Carl Dewayne Johnson, 55, of Duncan, and Derek Don Sanford, 34, of Wilson, are each charged with one felony count of possession of stolen copper.

They were being held at the Stephens County Jail on Monday pending bail. Each could be sentenced up to five years in prison if convicted.

According to an affidavit by a Duncan Police officer, a resident in the 500 block of Maple informed police on Sept. 1 that that somebody had attempted to drag away a pile of copper tubing given to him at a work site.

The resident called police again early Friday morning saying someone was attempting to steal the tubing. Police pulled over an SUV, with the three defendants inside, pulling a trailer with the copper tubing.  

Derek Sanford’s bond was set at $100,000 and he must have an attorney by his next court date, which is 2 p.m. Nov. 1. His preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

Johnson’s bond has been set at $25,000, with a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

Daniel Sanford’s bond was set at $15,000, and his court requirements are the same as Derek Sanford’s.