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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Man charged with stealing, selling parts of Va. bridge

A man has been accused of stealing and selling parts of a Petersburg bridge.

Media outlets report that police found 52-year-old Charles Pond carrying a metal cutting device, a long piece of railing and other parts from the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge on Saturday.

Police determined Pond had sold more than 145 pounds of railing pieces to a scrap yard in Colonial Heights.

Pond was charged with grand larceny, destruction and removal of property and possession of burglary tools.

He was being held in the Petersburg Jail. A jail official Monday refused to give Pond’s hometown or indicate whether he had an attorney.

Police say the damage wasn’t disruptive to traffic and the bridge will be repaired soon.

By  |  07:53 AM ET, 04/12/2011

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