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Worker charged with stealing copper from Lexington water plant

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Scotty Wayne Blevins (Mugshot provided by, Davidson County Sheriff's Office)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man has been charged with stealing metal from the water plant where he was employed.

Deputies say they responded on March 26 to a report of a break-in at the City of Lexington Water Plant at 2979 Greensboro St. Ext.

About $3,000 worth of brass and copper was stolen from the plant, deputies said.

After an investigation, deputies say they arrested Scotty Wayne Blevins — an employee of the water plant — in connection with the theft.

Blevins is charged with seven counts of larceny by an employee and seven counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

The suspect was jailed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.  He has a court appearance slated for April 23.