Deputies catch man stealing copper at Pee Dee school

courtesy, Florence County Detention Center

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (WPDE) - The Florence County Sheriff's Office arrested Demetrius Autreli McDowell, 21, of Timmonsville after deputies say they caught him committing a crime.

Capt. Michael Nunn says deputies caught McDowell stealing copper from an air conditioning unit at Timmonsville Elementary School around 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

McDowell is charged with larceny. The incident remains under investigation and more charges are possible.