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Wasilla homeowner thwarts late-night thievery attempt

By Hope Miller 4:59 PM May 29, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A Wasilla homeowner held two would-be thieves at gunpoint to keep them from stealing auto parts, authorities said.

Wednesday around 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Museum Drive home in Wasilla following a report that a homeowner was holding 18-year-old Colton Renfro and 20-year-old Jessica Copeland at gunpoint after they snuck onto the person’s land to steal parts from vehicles stored on the property, according to trooper dispatch.

Renfro was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree theft, troopers said. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license, two felony counts of possessing a controlled substance and misconduct involving weapons for having brass knuckles, according to court records. Renfro was also charged with violating his conditions of release from a previous criminal charge.

Copeland was arrested for first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree theft and was also charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after authorities discovered she had marijuana with her.

Renfro and Copeland were taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, where Renfro was held without bail and Copeland was held on $250 bail.

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