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Copper theft suspected in electrocution death

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 2, 2013 at 7:49 a.m.

POCOLA, Okla. — Oklahoma authorities say a man was found dead at an electrical transfer box at a concrete mill in Pocola and that the victim was likely stealing copper when he was killed.

Pocola police say a woman called for help regarding a man being down about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The caller also noted that electricity had gone out around the casino in Pocola.

Police in Sebastian County, Ark., said the investigation revealed the 38-year-old victim had an accomplice in the purported attempted copper theft. Police said they are looking for 45-year-old Chuck Allen Weir, who is 5-11, 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Police say he has relatives in Pocola and in the Arkansas River Valley area.

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HOTDEMN says... August 2, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.

One tweeker down, 7,859 to go....................

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applegg says... August 2, 2013 at 1:04 p.m.

When caught, he should be charged in the death of his partner during commission of a felony. (Partner got what he deserved.)

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SUPERDUTY says... August 2, 2013 at 2 p.m.

As a Master Electrician, I can tell you one thing. He didn't have time for his life to flash before his eyes.......it was over instantly.

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uncleguz says... August 2, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.

Great!! Asta La Vista methbilly, have a nice funeral

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