Alleged copper thief arrested

Lance Mears, 25, was arrested for allegedly stealing copper in Liberty County.

March 22, 2011 10:53:09 AM PDT
A man has been arrested in connection with at least one copper theft last month in Liberty County.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says suspect Lance Mears was apprehended Monday evening in Harris County and was transported back to Liberty County and placed into the Liberty County Jail. Mears, 25, was captured on surveillance video while atop a pole, allegedly stealing copper near Dayton.

The LCSO says Mears has an extensive criminal history including aggravated sexual assault of a child, burglary of a habitation, theft and possession of a controlled substance.