Two local men have pleaded guilty to charges of stealing copper from the BHP mine. They were caught in the act by Miami Police Lieutenant Spencer Preston during the early morning hours of May 9.
Thirty-two year old Michael Woods will be sentenced today (October 28). He faces a mandatory sentence of three years in the Arizona Department of Corrections followed by a term of supervised probation.
Twenty-five year old Anthony Stewart had only been released from prison for one week when this incident occurred. He will be sentenced on November 2. Stewart faces a mandatory sentence of 4.5 years in the Department of Corrections.