Six-month investigation ends with arrest of Indy man for copper wire theft

FRANKFORT, Ind. - A half a year's worth of investigating ended for Frankfort, Ind., police this week when they arrested an Indianapolis man who is suspected of stealing quite a bit of copper wire.

The Frankfort Police Department said Kyle J. Morris, 22, was arrested in connection with a 2013 burglary at Nidec Corporation. 

Police said the investigation began in August of 2013 when a break-in was reported at the defunct plant(3405 W. State Road 28). Nidec Corporation announced it would close its plant at that location in 2011.

Investigators said the property was stripped of copper wiring and plumbing, with significant property damage as a result. 

The total cost of the damage and theft was estimated at $200,000.

Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon said local detectives teamed with other law enforcement agencies in an intense investigation to identify and arrest Morris as a suspect.

Morris was booked into the Clinton County Jail.

Other agencies who helped include the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Lebanon police and Indianapolis police.

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