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Two arrested in apparent copper theft attempt

Brandon McMillion Brandon McMillion
Brandon Mays Brandon Mays

BECKLEY (WVVA) - Police have arrested two men they say were in the process of stealing copper from a vacant Beckley area home.

Officers responded to 135 Quarry Street around 12:30 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of two males walking around the residence with flashlights.

Upon arrival officers found Brandon McMillion and Brandon Mays -- both 21 years old -- inside the house. Police say the men had broken into the house and were attempting to steal copper wiring and pipes.

Police say damage was done to the house, but no property was taken.

Both men were arrested and charged with burglary, conspiracy, destruction of property and larceny.

Both are being held at Southern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond each.

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