Suspect behind bars faces new charges

Lucas Morgan (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff)
Lucas Morgan (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff)

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man already behind bars on theft charges now faces even more charges.

According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, on May 20 someone broke into a home under construction on Highway 69 and virtually stripped its copper wiring.  Deputies say the suspects cut copper wires out of lights, walls and thermostat.  Investigators say they stole more than $2,000 worth of copper wiring.

Investigators say the suspects also stole a table saw and three extension cords worth more than $675.

On June 7, deputies received information that Lucas Morgan and "another older gentleman" were involved in the theft.  Morgan is in jail on theft charges with the Paragould Police Department.  According to the police report, Morgan told a deputy that he was "mainly the lookout man" for the other suspect.  When asked the man's identity, investigators say Morgan gave them several partial names.  Investigators say Morgan described the house and the stolen items.

He's charged with breaking and entering, theft of property, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.  A $50,000 bond will be requested in court.  He is currently being held on a $25,000 bond on the Paragould charges.

Restitution is being requested for the victims.

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