Man arrested in theft of air conditioner
Jun 24, 2011 6:03:00 PM - thestate.com
Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday arrested Jerry Goodwin, 42, for allegedly stealing an air conditioning unit from an address on the 3600 block of Judy Street.
According to a release from the sheriff’s department, a caller reporting suspicious activities at the address saw Goodwin loading an air conditioning unit onto a pickup truck. A truck matching the caller’s description was located by deputies at a gas station on Farrow and Wilkes Road, where Goodwin was arrested.
Goodwin is charged with “unlawful obtaining of non-ferrous metals,” the term used to cover the theft of copper and other non-iron metals. Damage to the AC unit and at the address was estimated at $4,000, authorities said.
–Rachael Myers Lowe
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