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Bond revoked for accused mine trespasser in West Virginia

January 5, 2019

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has revoked the bond for a man charged with trespassing at a Raleigh County mine and providing false information to police regarding three co-conspirators.

News media outlets report 43-year-old Eddie Williams of Artie was indicted in May on charges that he illegally entered an Alpha Resources Mine in January 2018 and had stolen more than $1,000 worth of copper wire. A judge had granted a $50,000 bond on those charges.

Conditions placed on the bail required Williams not be charged with additional crimes.

Raleigh County Sheriff’s deputies recently charged Williams with entering a mine without breaking, conspiracy and providing false information to police. Prosecutors successfully petitioned the court to revoke Williams’ bond on the January 2018 charges and to allow him to be held at Southern Regional Jail.

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