Man faces felony charges in scrap metal theftsA Superior man accused of stealing tools, gas and scrap metal from residences in the town of Superior made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man accused of stealing tools, gas and scrap metal from residences in the town of Superior made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Terry Jay Hraban, 38, faces three counts felony burglary and one count misdemeanor theft stemming from incidents in December, January and February.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the homeowners gave Hraban permission to remove some items from his property on the Darrow Road, sell them and split the profits. But Hraban told investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department that he went back at night to remove copper and brass without the homeowner’s consent. A rivet gun was found in Hraban’s home that had been among the tools and wire stolen from another rural Superior residence. Hraban also admitted to stealing scrap from another town residence. That homeowner estimated about 1,000 pounds of iron scrap had been stolen from a scrap pile without his permission.
Hraban was released on a $500 signature bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.
According to online court records, Hraban has least four other open felony cases in Douglas County.
The charges range from burglary, theft and bail jumping to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.