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Authorities Arrest 4 Who Entered West Virginia Coal Mine

The four, three of whom had to be rescued, allegedly entered the mine to steal copper wire

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    Authorities Arrest 4 Who Entered West Virginia Coal Mine
    From left: Cody Beverly, Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway seen after they were discharged from a hospital on Dec. 13, 2018. The three were trapped in an inactive West Virginia mine for four days without food, drinking mine water to survive, before they were rescued.

    Authorities in West Virginia say they've arrested the four people who entered an idle coal mine earlier this month.

    Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway surrendered to authorities Wednesday on charges including entering without breaking. Authorities say they entered the inactive Rock House Powellton Mine along with Eddie Williams Jr. and Cody Beverly.

    Eddie Williams left the mine two days later, and authorities later rescued the other three. Eddie Williams and Beverly surrendered to authorities Friday on similar charges.

    A criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County Magistrate Court says the four entered the mine to steal copper wire. Beverly has told The Register-Herald that their lights went out shortly after entering the mine and chaos ensued, prompting Eddie Williams to leave in search of help.

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