Moncks Corner man accused of selling stolen copper surrenders

Deandre Rochard Weathers, 20, of Moncks Corner, surrendered to police on Sept. 12, 2013 on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

A Moncks Corner man on Thursday surrendered to police to face a charge that he sold 200 to 300 pounds of copper wire that was stolen from Berkeley Electric Cooperative last week, authorities said.

Deandre Rochard Weathers, 20, whose last known address was on Fairgrounds Road, was wanted on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

Berkeley Electric reported the theft on Sept. 6, according to the incident report. An officer went to Berkeley Scrap Metal to see if anybody had brought in any copper. The officer recognized the stolen copper in a shed there.

A worker said Weathers had brought it in and she thought there was “something funny” about him at the time, according to the report. Weathers got $886.50 for the copper. Officers returned the wire to Berkeley Electric.

Weathers surrendered to police Thursday morning, Moncks Corner police Lt. Michael Roach said.

Weathers is being held at the Berkeley County jail in lieu of a $2,130 bail, jail records show.