Monday, June 9, 2008

Police Nab Three for Copper Thefts

By Eric Connor • STAFF WRITER • June 9, 2008

Two men and a woman are in jail today after police say they caught them using a U-Haul truck to steal as much as $25,000 of copper wire from a Verdae Boulevard construction site.

Jon Krisner Manson, 32, and Christopher Lee Jackson, 39, who both live in room 255 of America's Best Value Lodge, and Patryce Eboni Ryland, 27, who lives in room 257, are charged with unlawful purchase or transport of copper, according to a Greenville Police incident report and jail records.

Manson walked to room 255 and the officer stopped Jackson as he walked the stairs, the report states. Jackson was sweating profusely and told the officer he was "just walking by" the U-Haul truck and was sweating so much "because it was so hot outside," the report states.

Jackson told the officer that he lived in room 257 with his girlfriend and her two children, Pickles and Toy Toy, according to the report. Jackson couldn't give the woman's last name, telling the officer that he had not known her for long, the report states.

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