Sulphur man accused of stealing $75,000 worth of scrap metal - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur man accused of stealing $75,000 worth of scrap metal

Damon Dailey. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Damon Dailey. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
A Sulphur man has been arrested in connection with an investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office into the theft of $75,000 worth of scrap metal from a local business.

Deputies responded to a complaint on August 25 regarding the theft. The victim informed deputies that he had stored a large amount of scrap metal on a vacant lot he owned and some of it had been stolen.

Deputies located some of the metal and a rented excavator in the woods behind the vacant lot. They were able to link the rented equipment to 42-year-old Damon Dailey of Sulphur. When questioned by detectives, Dailey confirmed that he had stolen the scrap metal, cut it up and sold it to a local scrap yard.

Authorities located some of the stolen metal at Dailey's residence, along with a utility trailer that had been reported missing.

Dailey was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of criminal trespassing, theft over $1,500 and simple criminal damage to property. His bond was set at $30,000.

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