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2 Arrested for Dorchester County Copper Wire Theft

Rebekah Ann Cheesman Rebekah Ann Cheesman
Davis Aaron Pressley Davis Aaron Pressley

RHODESDALE, Md.- Police in Dorchester County have arrested two people accused of stealing copper wire from an irrigation system and then reselling it to a scrap metal recycler.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said that on Monday, Nov. 19, a deputy responded to 5609 Lecompte Road in Rhodesdale where they found out that unknown suspects had removed 1,500 feet of wire from an irrigation system under construction at that location. Police said the deputy was able to develop information that led him to Mid-Shore Recyclers near Hurlock, where he found out that two people had recently sold wire there that matched the description of that which had been stolen. 

The deputy contacted the two people, identified as 19-year-old Rebekah Ann Cheesman and 20-year-old Davis Aaron Pressley, both of Hurlock. The investigation led to their arrests in connection with the aforementioned incident. Police said the deputy was also able to connect the pair to another theft of irrigation wire that was reported on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.

Cheesman and Pressley were both charged with two counts of theft over $1,000 but under $10,000, two counts of fourth-degree burglary and two counts of conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary. Cheesman was ordered held on $10,000 bond while Pressley was locked up on $25,000 bond.

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