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Accused copper thief stole from uncle

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HOLDEN - Livingston Parish Deputies arrested two men last week for stealing power cords from FEMA trailers near Holden to get the copper inside, one of the accused thieves is the owner's nephew.

Deputies arrested Colt Anthony Pittman, 27, of Springfield and James A. Hood, 23, of Holden on burglary and theft charges.

David Hood, who owns the property where the FEMA trailers are stored says he's out thousands because of the theft.

Deputies say the trailers were hit again, by someone else over the weekend.

"Last week it was $20,000 - $25,000, this week it was $20,000 - $25,000 and that's just what is obvious, that's not even to know the things that I have not found yet," said Hood.

Detectives were able to recover some stolen power cords from the most recent heist. Monday, deputies swabbed the cords for DNA.

Investigators said the men stole power cords from between 40 to 50 trailers.

Both men are currently held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center with a $20,000 bond for Pittman, and a $10,000 bond for Hood.

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