Man charged in theft of metal from homes

Darien Dukes

Police say a 48-year-old man caused thousands of dollars in damage by stripping metal from four homes.

According to a news release, Darien Russel Dukes has been linked to burglaries at three residences in the 2400 block of Coleman Avenue and one in the 2300 block of Tudor Drive. Police said copper plumbing pipe and wire were stripped from the homes, which were all listed for rent or sale.

Dukes has been booked into the Richmond County jail on four counts of first degree burglary, but police said more charges are possible.

 

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