Suspect arrested in connection to multiple copper thefts

Herbert Covington (Photo credit: Columbus Police Department)
Herbert Covington (Photo credit: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police say they have solved nearly a dozen copper theft cases with just one arrest.

Herbert Covington, 48, faces multiple charges after being arrested in connection to air conditioner unit thefts from a local plumbing company back in March.

Since his arrest, police have linked him to an additional eight cases of theft.

Covington's bond charges added up to nearly $50,000. His case has been bound over to superior court.

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