Two men charged with stealing copper worth thousands from KU

Two men were arrested Thursday night for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper from a Kentucky Utilities site.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Lexington police pulled over Patrick Cassady and Timothy Russell for driving without headlights. After finding $2,000 worth of copper in the bed of their truck, police arrested both men in connection with the copper theft at the Kentucky Utilities facility on Stone Road.

Cassady and Russell are charged with theft by unlawful taking.