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Gepp man accused of stealing copper wire

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Gepp man was taken into custody Aug. 20 by Baxter County investigators for stealing property from SEALCO, a business in Mountain Home.

Baxter County Deputy James Tilley was dispatched to a call of a burglary at 6:40 a.m., Aug. 15. When he went to investigate, he found that one of the side doors had been forced open and the office had been rummaged through. About $160 in cash was missing and six to eight spools of solid copper, had disappeared. The value of the missing copper is $10,000.

Sheriff's Investigator Lt. Terry Johnson did a follow-up on the investigation and found that the copper had been sold to a scrap yard in Viola. A suspect was developed based on the information the scrap yard was able to give.

Baxter County investigators were able to obtain a warrant for Jason George Krumsick, 37, of Gepp. He is charged with commercial burglary, theft of property and being a habitual offender.

Krumsick is being held at the Baxter County Detention Center with bond set at $50,000. According to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger, Krumsick was already on probation in Fulton County for possession of a controlled substance.

Krumsick's court date was Sept. 11. Baxter County Circuit Judge John Putman sentenced Krumsick to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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