Acadiana Copper Thief Caught
An Acadiana copper thief has been caught.
The St. Landry Sheriff's Office says Walter Clyde Ryder was booked on theft charges in the Melville area.
The arrest comes after a July twenty third complaint about more than two hundred FEMA trailers being stripped of their electrical power wiring and cords.
In a search of Ryder's property detectives found two large containers with camper electrical cords and shaved copper wiring.
Ryder admitted to the crime and was later released on a two thousand dollar bond.