Four Suspects Arrested in Theft of Copper Wire Investigation

The investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into the recent theft of a large amount of copper wire from a business in Swartz has led to the arrest of four suspects, caught in the act of stealing more wire by OPSO Investigators.

Charles Jeffrey Hemphill, age 47, Donald Richard Jones, age 56, Katherine Wyrick, age 45 and Stephanie Cotton, age 47, all of Monroe, have been arrested and booked in OCC on charges stemming from the investigation.

The investigation is continuing.

Stephanie Cotton
1 ct. of Simple Burglary
1 ct. of Criminal Conspiracy

Katherine Wyrick
1 ct. of Simple Burglary
1 ct. of Criminal Conspiracy

Donald R. Jones
2 cts. of Simple Burglary
2 cts. of Criminal Conspiracy

Charles J. Hemphill
1 ct. Simple Burglary
2 cts. Criminal Conspiracy
1 ct. Accessory After the Fact

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office