FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Shoals men have been arrested in connection with numerous thefts at cell phone tower sites in Alabama and Mississippi.
According to the Colbert County Sheriff’s Department, 43-year-old Dana Linn Hughes and 29-year-old Daniel Dewayne Risner have both been charged with several counts of theft and burglary.
Investigators say Hughes and Risner are responsible for stealing copper ground rods and other copper items at tower sites belonging to Verizon and AT&T.
Sheriff’s Department Officials say 21 tower sites were burglarized. The duo was caught with copper items in the bed of their truck during a traffic stop.