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.