Crime & Courts

Woman pleads guilty to attempted copper theft at Westar substation

An Oklahoma woman pleaded guilty Monday to attempted copper theft at a Westar substation near Wichita more than a year ago.

Kristie Parsons, 24, of Moore, Okla., was one of three Oklahoma residents stopped by a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy in northeast Sedgwick County on Dec. 3, 2013. The trio used Google Earth to find where large quantities of copper were being stored, sheriff’s Capt. David Mattingly said in a statement released by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

Parsons is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 19 by Sedgwick County District Judge Bruce Brown. Timothy Weaver, 32, of Del City was sentenced to one year of probation, with a nine-month jail sentence if he violates that probation. Dusty Drake, 33, of Oklahoma City was sentenced to one year of probation, with 11 months in jail if he violates that probation.

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