Saturday, April 9, 2011

Three Men Arrested For Stealing Copper Wire


Date:                April 9, 2011

Time:                9:45 AM


On April 8, 2011 Investigator Roger Bell arrested Edward Fenton, James Blundy and Travis Egyed for grand theft and dealing in stolen property.  Around four o'clock in the morning on April 8, 2011 James Blundy dropped off Fenton and Egyed in the area of 140 Ave at NE 10 Street for the purpose of stripping copper wire from a pivot irrigation system.  The duo cut wire for over two hours and stole copper valued at $ 2,000 from Stevens Farms.


Upon stripping the wire they were picked up by Blundy and they went to a Williston residence and burned the wire and stripped the aluminum from the copper wire.  The suspects then went to Williston Recycling and received $200 dollars for the stolen property.


The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year.   Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.


The investigation continues and additional charges are anticipated with the above named suspects.



Edward Ray Fenton

12770 NE 15th Street

Williston, Fl.

W/M, 10/24/89


James Patrick Blundy

17093 NE 40TH Street

Williston, Fl

W/M, 04/19/69


Travis Tyler Egyed

11350 NE 27th Street

Bronson, Fl.

W/M, 11/18/92


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218