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Copper Theft Suspected In Oklahoma Man's Electrocution Death

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Photos of Robert Sizemore and Chuck Weir. [KFSM] Photos of Robert Sizemore and Chuck Weir. [KFSM]
POCOLA, Oklahoma -

Authorities say an Oklahoma man found dead at an electrical transfer box at a concrete mill east of Pocola in Arkansas was most likely stealing copper when he was killed.

Pocola Police say a woman called for help regarding a man down at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The caller also noted that electricity had gone out around the Choctaw Casino in Pocola.

Workers with Arkansas Valley Electric found Robert Sizemore, 38, of Stilwell lying next to an electrical panel.

Pocola Police and Sebastian County Sheriff's deputies told KFSM TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith they found tools and other items leading them to believe Sizemore was trying to steal copper wiring when he was electrocuted.

Sizemore was pronounced dead at the scene.

LeFlore County authorities are looking for a second man, Chuck Weir, 45, of LeFlore County who they believe was helping Sizemore in the attempted theft.

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