Calcasieu

Sep 2, 2014 4:08 PM by Dave Fields

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly stealing, selling $75,000 in scrap metal

Deputies arrested a Sulphur man for allegedly stealing and selling about $75,000 worth of scrap metal from another Sulphur resident's yard.

On Aug. 25, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) deputies responded to a vacant lot owned by the victim, who told deputies that someone had been stealing a large amount of metal stored on the property. While investigating, deputies said they allegedly discovered some of the victim's metal and a rented excavator that had been left in the woods behind the victim's vacant lot.

Detectives learned the equipment was rented to Damon W. Dailey, 42, of 3885 Hwy. 27 in Sulphur. They went to Dailey's home and questioned him, locating some of the allegedly stolen metal and a utility trailer that had also been reported stolen.

Deputies say that Dailey confirmed to detectives he had stolen $75,000 worth of metal, cutting it up and selling it to a local scrap yard. Dailey was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for criminal trespass; theft over $1500; and simple criminal damage to property.

Judge Kent Savoie set his bond at $30,000.

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