Wake County Briefs

Police charge man in theft of copper

From Staff ReportsFebruary 8, 2007 

— Police charged a Youngsville man this week with stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper piping, court records show.

Jeremy Wayne Varner, 31, of 7818 Zebulon Road was charged with one count of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of felony larceny and one count of felony breaking and entering and larceny, according to warrants filed Wednesday at the Wake County Magistrate's Office. The offenses occurred between Oct. 16 and Oct. 30, court records show.

Wake Forest police and town officials accused Varner of breaking into a vacant building owned by Mill Ridge Investments and stealing copper piping valued at $2,500, court records show. Police think Varner also stole copper wire from the town valued at $2,543.20 and $1,876.60 in copper wiring from the Home Depot on Retail Drive, according to court records.

Varner remained at the Wake County jail Wednesday in lieu of $13,000 bail.

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