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Men accused of stealing power lines in Columbus Co.

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Aaron Hunt (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office) Aaron Hunt (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)
Gregory  Bowen (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office) Gregory Bowen (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Deputies in Columbus County arrested two men last week who are accused of stealing power lines for copper in the eastern part of the county.

Deputies arrested Gregory Bowen and Aaron Hunt, both of Robeson County. Investigators believe the men were stealing mile-long power lines.

According to officials, deputies discovered the power lines in a car that Bowen and Hunt were riding in during a traffic stop on Highway 211.

Police said the men ran and hid in the woods for a few hours before being arrested.

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