Two Arrested For Trying to Sell Stolen Copper

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email


Roy Booth
DOB: 11-01-1984
Charges: Burglary of a Dwelling (2 counts), Grand Theft (2 counts), Dealing in Stolen Property

Latasha S. Williams
DOB: 02-01-1983
Charges: Burglary of a Dwelling (2 counts), Grand Theft (2 counts), Dealing in Stolen Property

Tallahassee, Florida - September 1, 2011 -

On August 31, 2011 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received information in reference to two individuals breaking into vacant homes and stealing air conditioners in the Tanglewood Estates neighborhood on Blountstown Highway. Deputies interviewed a witness who was able to provide a description of both suspects and the green SUV they were using. Property Crimes detectives located Latasha Williams, 28, and Roy Booth, 26, along with the vehicle at Leon Iron and Metal, attempting to sell the stolen copper. Williams and Booth were arrested and transported to the Leon County Jail.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    maybe if they wouldn't have voted for Obama they wouldn't be in this situation to feel the need to steal.
  • by Anon on Sep 2, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    You think drug addicts are the only people taking advantage of easy money when the economy's in this state? Ten percent unemployed, twenty percent underemployed, and how many resorting to drastic measures to pay their bills?
  • by SHANER on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:46 AM
    We sell copper and scrap metal for our Christmas bonuses. Not all "scrapers" are criminals. You can tell if the copper is shiney and the metal is not rusty then its probably stolen. If you make it illegal to sell copper without an EPA card (you need that to buy copper, HVAC systems, etc)then it slows theft down. But these scrap yards are making a killing off the drug addicts. It takes about 15 to 20 mins to disconnect an A/C and noise is hard to keep quiet. Keep an eye on your neighbors homes and if you see anybody working on an A/C without a clearly marked truck or uniform then be suspicious.
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      by anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM in reply to SHANER
      i'm a contractor and i BUY everything i scrap. when those started wanting to take my picture five years ago to sell it, i made the decision to toss it. they've known me for years, and now it's in the landfill. that's just me dude, i won't have my photo taken for something i own. thankyou.
  • by AngryCon Location: N.FL on Sep 1, 2011 at 06:30 PM
    To prosecute scrap buyers for purchasing stolen property without their knowledge is ridiculous. There are laws in place for knowingly purchasing stolen property but now that goes for anyone not just scrap dealers. The "disease" is not the theft but drug addiction. Drugs are a major reason why the thefts are happening.
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      by Say What on Sep 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM in reply to AngryCon
      "Drugs are a major reason why the thefts are happening." I'm old. Very old. Not even one time in my log life have I ever seen an inanimate object responsible for a crime. Be it a "drug" or "gun" or "hammer" or "ladder" or "tree" or . . . anything else. Humans commit crimes. Bottom line.
  • by Jethro Location: T. Town, Florida on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Don't let these two breed! They are young and breeders of more hoodrats! Thugs! Punks and hoodrats make me sick! Gangsters and hoods make my skin crawl! Losers! Thuggish hoodrats! Word!
  • by PM Location: Tallahassee on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    PM's at work....
  • by DDog Location: N.Fl. on Sep 1, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    All the sorry people are stealing AC units.What a joke,neighbors don't you know what's going on!The police don't you know?It's sooo sad that all our precious metals,even the spent military brass (spent shell casings) are being sold and shipped to China.Hold who is resposible,THE US GOV.
  • by Yankee Location: Orlando on Sep 1, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    More of north Florida's finest trash.
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      by Jethro T. Town, Florida on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:49 PM in reply to Yankee
      Don't be a hater, you hoodrat! Word!
  • by lg Location: tally on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    two more sorry thug ,,pure trash ,,,cut there hands off so they can not steal agaim,,,,,I also bet both of these two are getting some kind of Gov. asst..
  • by buyer on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    FYI: all scrap buyers must copr your ID, address, tag number. some companies (volunteerily) will even make you give finger prints. buyers are doing what they can to prevent buying stolen property. the buyers are NOT making nor asking dumbass people to go out and steal!!!
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      by LydYa on Sep 1, 2011 at 01:16 PM in reply to buyer
      Some buyers even take the seller's picture.
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      by lg on Sep 1, 2011 at 02:41 PM in reply to buyer
      bull,,,many may do what your saying ,,but not all,,,lots of under the table stuff going on....if what your saying is true ,,then these thugs would not be selling the stuff
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      by off course on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:07 PM in reply to buyer
      BS they can tell when one person keeps coming back. Quit making excuses for people, that is half the problem
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