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Authorities searching for accused copper thief

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 3:24 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2011 3:24 PM
Source: West Feliciana Sheriff's Office

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Topics: Man, Accused, Copper, Theft, West Feliciana, Parish

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities in West Feliciana Parish are searching for a man accused of stealing copper from a local business.

They are searching off La. 965 west near Hemingbough and the River Bend nuclear power plant.

West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said deputies and officials with the U.S. Marshal?s Office attempted to arrest James Ard at 10 a.m. Monday, but Ard ran into the woods.

Chase teams from the Louisiana State Penitentiary and helicopters are being used in the search, Daniel said.

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