Emerald man sentenced in RR theftA second man has been sentenced in connection with the theft of copper wire from the Union Pacific Railroad.
A second man has been sentenced in connection with the theft of copper wire from the Union Pacific Railroad.
Wade A. Larson, 32, was sentenced to probation for three years, 90 days in jail, fined $631 and ordered to pay $6,176.50 restitution last Wednesday (July 16) on a conviction for possession of a sawed-off shotgun. A theft conviction was read into the record for restitution and dismissed.
Jeffrey Michael Hawkins, 51, Glenwood City, was convicted of theft and sentenced to probation last February in connection with the theft of railroad property.
The two were arrested following the sheriff department's investigation of stolen wire from the railroad last August and September. A search warrant Sept. 18 on Larson's property turned up nearly 3,200 feet of stolen wire, the criminal complaint said.