WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - A 20-year-old man who was arrested after fighting law enforcement when they arrived at his Dixon home June 8 now faces a theft charge for stealing copper wire.
Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King said officers had to use an electric stun gun on Devon Cardin, who appeared to be high on a mind-altering drug such as bath salts, June 8 when officers arrived at Cardin's home on a warrant for failure to appear. Cardin was due in court to face a charge of receiving stolen property.
Now Cardin will face a theft charge related to a May 3 report in which a contractor working for Gascosage Electric Company in Pulaski County told deputies of the disappearance of 400 pounds of copper wire from the back of his truck. The wire was worth approximately $2,240.
Cardin was interviewed by deputies June 13 and 14 and, according to deputies, said he stole 283 pounds of copper wire and received $850 when he sold the wire at a scrap yard.
Cardin is charged with felony theft/stealing with a value over $500 but less than $25,000, and remains in Pulaski County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Cardin also faced a felony charge of resisting and interfering with an arrest in the June 8 incident at his Cliff Road home.