ELIZABETH CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors want to stop a former manager at a Navy bombing range taking a cruise to the Bahamas, saying he may never return to face charges of stealing more than $6 million worth of scrap metal.
The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that government lawyers asked a federal judge to deny Harry Mann's request to leave the country. Prosecutors say the evidence they've collected make it likely the Mann's Harbor resident would flee prosecution.
The government accused Mann of conspiring with three salvage yard owners from 2005 to 2011 to steal metal from the Navy's Dare County bombing range and sell it to scrap metal recyclers. He could face up to 35 years in prison if convicted.
Mann's lawyer declined comment.
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