Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
For immediate release: August 29, 2013
Suspects Charged in Copper Theft
The listed individuals, Christopher L. Smith of Kansas City, MO and Timothy V. Thomas, also of Kansas City, MO, have been charged in Jackson County Court Division 30 with felony Theft/Stealing.
Smith and Thomas were caught by Independence Police on August 27, 2013, in the 1200 block of S. Osage in the apparent act of stealing approximately 13,000 ft. of telecommunications wire that were still on the transport spools.
Smith’s bond was set at $15,000 and Thomas’ bond was set at $10,000. Both bonds are 10% secured.
Christopher L. Smith
Timothy V. Thomas