Authorities Search For Alleged Copper Thief With History Of Public Indecency


UPDATED: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:26 AM

A man with three warrants out for his arrest is this week’s “fugitive of the week” out of the Columbus City Attorney’s Office.

According to the attorney’s office, Tommy Allen Craft is wanted for violating his probation on assault and domestic violence charges and a separate public indecency conviction.

He also is wanted for failing to appear in court to answer theft charges against him after he was accused of stealing copper wire.

On Nov. 13, Craft, 38, was arrested for performing a lewd act in front of a female in Reynoldsburg. He pleaded guilty and was convicted of public indecency.

According to the attorney’s office, while on probation, Craft was charged with domestic violence and assault on July 17, 2012. Officers said he repeatedly punched his wife in the face with a closed fist.

While on probation for that crime, he missed several meetings with his probation officer, skipped meetings and was arrested for felony possession of drugs and stealing 50 feet of copper wire from a Home Depot store.

The attorney’s office said that Craft’s history also includes aggravated burglary, two counts of assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, contempt of court, multiple drug offenses and a 2005 conviction for public indecency.

Anyone with information is asked to call Assistant City Prosecutor Bill Hedrick at 614-645-8874.

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