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People Stuck in Mine Face Arrest Warrants

The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking all four
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2018 9:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Those people who sneaked into a West Virginia mine earlier this month? A sheriff's office has a warrant for each of them, NBC News reports. Erica Treadway, Cody Beverly, and Kayla Williams are all being sought by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office "for entering the idled mine near Clear Creek" and being rescued by mine safety personnel. Williams' cousin, Eddie Williams, is also sought on multiple charges including entering without breaking and felony conspiracy, per the AP.

The three initially said they were exploring, but Treadway later told WVVA they wanted to steal copper. Eddie Williams had been indicted in May for a January break-in at another mine where 60 feet of copper wire worth $1,216 was taken. The Clear Creek incident "was extremely dangerous and it risked the lives of mine safety workers," says a sheriff's lieutenant. (One man allegedly entered a mine to steal and have sex.)

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