2 W.Va. men accused of equipment theft at coal mine

CANNELTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say two men are accused of stealing equipment from an electrical transformer at a coal mine.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release 47-year-old Larry Edward Patton Jr. of Gallagher and 57-year-old Henry Lee Chapman of Cannelton are charged with grand larceny and destruction of property.

The statement says Patton was arrested Tuesday. Police are still looking for Chapman.

The statement says security officers at Contura Energy’s Mammoth Coal Co. mine witnessed two men steal and damage transformer components before fleeing on an all-terrain vehicle earlier this month.

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