Police: Man started house fire while trying to steal copper wire
by Hannah Morgan
November 24, 2013 11:30 PM | 963 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dwight Coleman Hensley was arrested on November 19 for attempting to break into private property and steal copper wire to be sold for money, according to a police warrant.

At about 2:30 in the afternoon, police say Hensley climbed a fence at 152 Marble Mill Road in Marietta and used a pair of tree trimmers to cut copper wiring, while also cutting into a live wire.

The cut live wire started a fire, the warrant states, and caused about $10,000 in damage, destroying the fuse panel for the structure, and all of the wiring will need to be replaced.

Hensley is charged with 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree criminal damage, according to the warrant, and is being held at the Cobb County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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