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Shoals men accused of stealing copper from Verizon, AT&T

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Dana Hughs (Source: Colbert County Sheriff) Dana Hughs (Source: Colbert County Sheriff)
Dewayne Riser (Source: Colbert County Sheriff) Dewayne Riser (Source: Colbert County Sheriff)
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Two Shoals men were arrested for allegedly stealing copper from AT&T and Verizon.

Throughout November, December and January Verizon reported numerous break-ins to their Shoals towers. Copper was stolen from all the towers.

AT&T also reported a copper theft from one of their towers.

Cherokee Police located Dana Hughs and Dewayne Riser at a Highway 72 gas station. Police said they found rolls of copper, cables and copper ground bars in the bed of their truck.

Hughs and Riser were arrested and charged with various theft and burglary charges.

Investigators were able to connect the men to a total of 21 tower thefts across Alabama and Mississippi.

Police recovered $10,200 in stolen property.

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