DEPUTIES: Man Stole Copper Wiring In 5 County Area

Wilson County deputies say a man wanted for stealing copper wire in a five county area over the past several months in now behind bars.

Steven Narron was nabbed Saturday by state troopers on a DWI charge after a traffic stop. The Middlesex man was also wanted on 27 counts of felony larceny involving the theft of copper wiring from cell towers and electrical power line locations. Deputies say the thefts occurred in Wilson, Nash, Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties.

The 44-year-old man's bond is set at $208,660 and has a February 14th court date.


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  • by Gforce Location: coast on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:53 PM
    As an honest scrap metals recyclers, if he is convicted I hope they punish him to the fullest extent of the law. Guys like him give the honest guys a black eye. I do a service by helping folks get top dollar for their scrap and appreciate getting halves or a third just so we can have some work so we can feed our famiies, in these hard times just getting some work is a blessing. Guys so jacked he's peeping in his mug shot.
  • by looklike Location: nc on Feb 7, 2011 at 03:53 PM
    Dang,from hosting American Idol,to stealing copper. Should of left with Simon I guess.
  • by SBI on Feb 7, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    He's a victim of society and the system. It's not his fault that he turned out the way he did. If he too could get financial assistance, a roof over his head and an educational advantage , then he wouldn't need to steal. If only white people had an awesome advocate of equality like Rev. Barber things like this would never happen. But that is just a dream.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    Thank God he was only drunk and a thief. Think of the carnage if he had been talking on a cellphone!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    cut off a hand then he's disabled. put him in jail and it also cost taxpayers more. if he's drug addicted, rehabilitate him (stop his supply) and make him work with a chain on his leg to repay for all the damage he has done and problems he has caused.
  • by Jimmy Location: ENC on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    Copper hits an all time high today. Look for more crack heads like this one to get busy. If he was needing the money to feed his kids that is one thing but I bet the only thing he is feeding is a drug habit. I have long said put drugs on every street corner and let folks have all they want for free. After a couple of weeks most would be dead from an overdose Then we the law abiding citizens would be better off.This guy stole a couple hundred dollars worth of copper but done thousands of dollars worth of damage. I agree with JD take off a hand and then see if he wants to go back and steal something else.
  • by maggie Location: lagrange on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    come on folks, he's only been charged with the crimes, can't we just wait to hear all the facts before we convict him?? and no I don't know this man but we all have the right to a trial before judgement, or didn't you guys learn the bill of rights in School?
  • by JD For Sheriff on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    I feel the same way. Lock 'em up and force them to do hard labor. Feed them crappy, low-budget food...no TV, etc. Make them dread going back!
  • by Mike Location: Onlow on Feb 7, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    LOVE IT JD! Let me know when your running for mayor. I'd be honored to work your election campaign.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    It is irritating that these idiots are doing thousands of dollars in damage to stuff to get $10 in copper.
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