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Man wanted for alleged copper thefts

Wade Blanks is wanted by the Troup County  Sheriff's Office. (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Office) Wade Blanks is wanted by the Troup County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Office)
Felicia Curtis (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Office) Felicia Curtis (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Office)
Gary Blanks (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Officer) Gary Blanks (Source: Troup County Sheriff's Officer)

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TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – The Troup County Sheriff's office tells News Leader 9 it is seeking the public's help in finding a man accused of stealing copper.

A homeowner told the sheriff's office two suspects were trying to steal copper items from his barn.

He told deputies when he approached the two suspects, they became nervous and left on foot in the directon of Young's Mill Road.

A gray Cadillac was spotted by authorities in the area driving in and out of driveways.

The car was stopped and the driver of the car, Felicia Curtis, was arrested for questioning.

Authorities received permission to search her home where they found, Gary Blanks. Blanks was questioned then arrested for his alleged involvement in the copper theft.

Curtis was charged with possession of marijuana following a search of her home.

A burglary warrant has been issued for the second suspect, Wade Blanks.

Blanks is a white male, approximately 5' 6", weighing around 160 pounds, having brown hair and blue eyes.

Sheriff Donny Turner asks that if you should see Wade Blanks or know of his whereabouts, you should notify 911.

You can also remain anonymous by calling the Troup County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (706)812-1000.

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