JANESVILLE – A Janesville man has been arrested in connection with copper tubing that was stolen from a Janesville construction site.
Bremer County sheriff’s deputies arrested Charles William McManemy, 46, on Friday for second-degree theft. He was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, according to the sheriff’s office.
He was taken to the Bremer County Jail, and bond was set at $5,000.
According to court records, Janesville police received a report of 700 feet of new copper water line that was taken from the building site in the 700 block of West Seventh Street on Nov. 9. Later that day, McManemy was found with 609 feet of copper that he was planning to cut into scrap, records state. The copper was valued at $1,955.
Court records show corrections officials have also filed a parole violation on McManemy for allegedly attempting to use a device attached to his midsection to circumvent a urine test for drugs during a parole appointment on Friday. Officials also seized a pill bottle with meth when he was detained.