CARETTA, W.Va. (AP) — A Logan County man faces charges of stealing copper from an idled coal mine in McDowell County.
State police Trooper C.A. Dunn tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1eNUD10) that 41-year-old Frank Kovach Jr. of Kistler is charged with of destruction of property, theft, petit larceny and trespassing.
Kovach is accused of taking a section of mine cable from the Roadfork Mine. He also is accused of causing about $2,000 damage to electrical units and about $500 damage to a tram in the mine.
Dunn says a man who was with Kovach fled the scene.
Kovach was arrested Saturday.
The investigation is continuing.
Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com