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College Station Man Arrested for BTU Copper Theft

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

An investigation into a copper theft at Bryan Texas Utilities has landed a College Station man behind bars for the crime.

Just after 1:30 a.m. on March 13th, a BTU security guard called Bryan Police after reportedly witnessing several black males stealing copper wire from the rear of the building located at Atkins and Fountain Street.

Upon arrival, Bryan Police discovered a black male, later identified as Kendrick Derrell Marroney, sitting inside a parked Buick Sedan. The report says Marroney fled from the scene as the officer approached his vehicle.

Meanwhile, back at BTU, authorities discovered five, 20-to-30 pound rolls of copper sitting in the grass just 75 yards from where Marroney was parked. Later that day, the suspect's vehicle was found abandoned at a construction site in College Station.

Authorities found an estimated $2,600 worth of stolen copper inside the trunk. Marroney was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with evading arrest and theft of materials. He was booked in the Brazos County Jail on $5,000 bond.


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