Diboll Police looking for a person of interest in copper theft case

Damond Marshall, source: Diboll Police Department
Damond Marshall, source: Diboll Police Department

By Holley Nees - bio | email

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) – Diboll Police have a photo of a person of interest in a copper theft case at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center.

Damond Marshall is also wanted in two counties for failure to appear in a felony burglary case and criminal trespassing.

The thieves last hit the facility on FM 1818 around 4 a.m. July 20, causing $50,000 worth of damage as they have ruined the air-conditioning unit.

According to Det. Brandan Lovell, police believe at least two people have stolen copper from the facility three different times.

Lovell said the thieves were caught on camera, as a still photo shows one of the men apparently holding copper as he looks at the camera. Lovell said the suspect tried to turn the camera, but not before it showed his face.

"It's definitely going to be the nail in the coffin," Lovell said. "It's just like fingerprints."

After the thieves hit the facility the first time at the beginning of July, Lovell said officials built a fence around the air-conditioning unit. But the thieves took the fence off the hinges and stole more copper last week.

Marshall, a person of interest in the case, is from the Houston area, but he's believed to be with family in Corrigan or with friends in Lufkin.

Anyone wishing to leave an anonymous tip regarding the crime or Marshall's location may do so by calling 639-TIPS.

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