Man Sentenced For Power Line Damages

A Casper man is going to prison after he tried to steal copper cable and caused a power outage.

Oil City News reports, 38 year old John David Christensen caused damages and a power outage while cutting a live power cable from a workover rig last December. .

Christensen pleaded guilty in May. He was sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit theft and must also pay over $25,000 to Ironhand Drilling.