UPDATE: James Russell Moore, 25, of McCalla was also wanted in Bibb County over a theft in Woodstock back in June.

Bibb County authorities said Moore is accused of stealing a pickup and 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of copper from Bibb Precision Machine in Woodstock. The truck was recovered, but the copper is still missing.

A Birmingham burglar is behind bars after he was caught in the act by a sheriff’s deputy this morning.

It happened just before 3:30 this morning, when a deputy patrolling the 5000 block of McAdory School Road said he observed a suspicious van parked at a self-service car wash.

The deputy said he stopped to investigate, and couldn’t find anyone around the van. The deputy then inspected the business and found an office door that was pried open. Upon looking inside, the deputy discovered a man wearing a ski mask attempting to open a money box on a vending machine.

When the man eventually turned around, the deputy confronted him, and ordered him to drop the tool he was holding.

James Russell More, 25, of McCalla was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree theft.

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