Two charged with theft of copper wire from homes under construct - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Two charged with theft of copper wire from homes under construction

Brady Picard. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Brady Picard. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Kaleb Gwin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Kaleb Gwin. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Two Sulphur men are being charged with burglary and theft in connection with copper wiring that went missing from three separate homes under construction.

According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, 20-year-old Brady Picard and 19-year-old Kaleb Gwin entered the homes on August 4 and 5.

"(The suspects) had entered the homes under construction and cut copper wire from the walls and breaker boxes," said Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the CPSO. "All of the new homes had to be completely rewired."

Both suspects were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Picard was charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft under $500, three counts of criminal damage to property from $500 to $50,000, and three counts of theft of copper. His bond was set at $28,000.

Gwin was charged with six counts of burglary, four counts of theft under $500, three counts of theft of copper and four counts of criminal damage to property from $500 to $50,000. His bond was set at $32,000.

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