Two Arrested in Copper Theft in Amarillo

Angelina Perez

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, (TX)-Two suspects have been arrested after police say they cut copper out of air conditioning units in Amarillo.

Police say Gary Dale Tucker, 29,  and Steven Vaughn Geopfert, 20, were caught stealing copper at the old Club Chaos at 2523 Britain Dr.

When they were approached by officers they fled.

Tucker was arrested for evading on foot, possession of a prohibited weapon and theft under $20,000 of material.

Tucker had an outstanding warrant for burglary and three municipal court warrants.

Geopfert was booked on theft under $20,000 of material and evading in a motor vehicle.