BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Rockford man has been arrested in connection with several copper thefts in Blount County during the last several months.
Deputies say 33-year-old Jason William Cummings is accused of multiple burglaries and thefts of copper from new construction, abandoned homes, homes for sale, as well as air-conditioning units in all areas of the county as well as the cities of Maryville and Alcoa and Knox County.
Detectives traced much of the stolen copper to a Knoxville recycling company.
Cummings is charged with two counts of burglary, nine counts of theft of property, and two counts of vandalism.
Three of the nine counts of theft were placed by Maryville Police Department. Additional charges are pending.
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