Suspected Copper Thief Found Dead Near Spring Power Substation

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

One man is dead after Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies say he was trying to steal copper from a power substation.

Around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were sent to South Montgomery County. Employees with Center Point received a service call to the electrical substation and when they arrived they found a dead white male.

Investigators believe Harold Gene Schneider, 37, was electrocuted in the process of stealing copper wiring.

There was damage to the facility and copper wiring missing and investigators believe that at least one other person was involved in the theft. No other suspects have been identified.

Entry into the substation property was obtained through a cut in the fence which was likely used to gain entry and exit.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Detective Office at (936) 760-5876.

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