Copper theft suspect injures self

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the Old Bradley Library late Monday night in reference to a burglary.

Two suspects were using mechanical tools to cut off copper pieces of the A/C unit at the back of the building.

The suspects ran from police and a chase began. Police caught 31 year old Demetrius Jefferson.  Jefferson is charged with obstruction of an officer.

There was more than $25,000 worth of property damage.

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