Norwich man charged in theft of copper wire from Sprague plant

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Sprague — A Norwich man was arrested Monday and charged with stealing more than $200,000 worth of copper wire from the former Fusion Paperboard plant in Sprague, state police said.

Jake Pendergast, 28, of 121 Summit St., Norwich, was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny. He is the fourth and final suspect arrested in connection with the copper burglaries, which police have been investigating over the last year.

Pendergast is due in New London Superior Court on Dec. 17 and was being held on a $30,000 cash bond.

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