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Man charged with cutting power lines

Terry Louis Chavis Jr. (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office) Terry Louis Chavis Jr. (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - A Maxton man is facing charges after police say he cut power lines in Fairmont.

According to Robeson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Howard Branch, three men were seen cutting lines on N. Second Street around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The men cut two large sections of wiring from the lines owned by Progress Energy, causing a power outage in the Fairmont area. The copper wiring, which was valued at $3,000, was found abandoned in a field.

Major Branch explains that the three man ran when police arrived, but deputies were able to take 23-year-old Terry Louis Chavis Jr. into custody.

Chavis Jr. is charged with felony injuring utility wires and fixtures. He is being held at the Robeson County jail on $5,000 bond.

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