(RENO, Nev.) -- Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men in connection to the attempted theft of approximately 8,000 feet of copper wire Monday.
Authorities nabbed the suspects alongside the Union Pacific Railroad Company tracks east of Gerlach after reports that the men were trying to steal wiring from nearby poles.
Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to make a stop, during which the car sped away from the scene.
Ellis Byron Baldwin, 53, and Brian Ferris, 57, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, face charges including grand larceny, theft of scrap metal, and possession of stolen property.
The company told police of a number of wire thefts in the area from the past six months, according to officials.
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