Wisc. man sentenced in copper tubing theft

Woodworth, Ronald J.(1)

Ronald J. Woodworth, 53

A Wisconsin man was sentenced in Iron County Trial Court after being accused of stealing copper tubing from a Upper Peninsula hunting camp.

Ronald Woodworth, 53, of Green Bay was sentenced Monday to ten days in jail, four days of community service, and six months probation on two counts of malicious destruction of personal property between $200 and $1,000.  Court fines and costs total almost $1,400.

The two counts came from separate cases, and the sentences will run concurrently.

He is also not allowed contact with the victim in either case.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Department says the theft happened in October at a hunting camp near Porter Lake in Hematite Township.

The owner told police that more than 80 feet of copper tubing had been stolen from his camp while he was away on an errand.