Del. man charged with stealing fireplace

October 21, 2009 5:56:54 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say a Prices Corner man has been charged with stealing a $1,000 copper fireplace and selling it for scrap.

Senior Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh says 34-year-old Clifford Blevins took the fireplace from the garage of a home where he was working as a handyman and later sold it for about $22.

Blevins, who had been sought since June, was arrested Monday and charged with felony theft and three other offenses. Blevins was committed to Young Correctional Institution on $14,800 bail.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,