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July 2, 2014

Man 'charged' for allegedly stealing batteries

McAlester — A McAlester man was arrested and charged Tuesday for two counts of grand larceny and misdemeanor malicious injury to property.

Eric Terry, 31, appeared in front of Special District Judge Tim Mills Tuesday afternoon and pleaded innocent on all charges. His bond was set at $10,000.

Terry is accused of stealing six batteries from two well pads owned by Chesapeake Energy. He is accused of stealing two batteries from the well pad located on Jones Creek Road in Pittsburg County and four batteries from the well pad located on Vireton Road in the county, according to information filed in the case.

Terry was charged with malicious injury to property because he allegedly broke containers holding the batteries that belonged to Chesapeake Energy, according to the charge.

It is unclear how much the alleged batteries are worth, but the two batteries that were allegedly stolen from the well pad on Jones Creek Road and the four allegedly stolen on Vireton Road are valued in excess of $500, according to the charge sheet.  

Terry could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of all three charges. He could also face a year in the county jail for the misdemeanor he is charged with, if convicted. He is due back in court on July 18 for a preliminary hearing conference.

Contact Parker Perry at pperry@mcalesternews.com

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