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Suspected aluminum thief arrested

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Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 04:49 PM

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A man was arrested Thursday on allegations he stole 500 feet of aluminum wire and exchanged it for $30.

Curry Daniel Davis, 38, of 12329 Pitcain St. in Brooksville, was charged with dealing in stolen property, grand theft and defrauding a secondhand dealer. He was booked at 11 a.m. the Hernando County Jail and his bond was set at $20,000.

On June 7, an employee with L.E. Myers Company reported the theft. The wire, deputies said, was located in the area of Mason Smith Road and U.S. 41.

L.E. Myers was contracted by Progress Energy to run the aluminum transmission from Mason Smith to the substation along Sunshine Grove Road, according to a sheriff's office report.

The amount of wire stolen was valued at $1,500, deputies said.

The theft occurred a week before it was reported. A witness saw a white Chevrolet pickup hauling the wire and an investigation revealed the pickup belonged to Davis, according to an arrest affidavit.

On June 7, Davis sold a large amount of aluminum to a local recycler and received about $30, deputies said.

He was interviewed at his home and later arrested.

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