Two people are charged with house burglary after stealing all the copper wiring from a Neshoba community home.

Cody Able, 26, of 10010 County Road 303, Union, and a woman are accused of burglarizing a residence on Road 236.

"At the time the home was vacant," Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said. "The owner normally leased the property but at the time it was vacant."

The sheriff said the two entered the home through a backdoor around 1 a.m. in late February.

They spent several hours inside and left with an air conditioning unit and all the copper wiring from the walls and attic.

"The damage was in the several thousands," Waddell said. "The home was stripped clean."

After the incident Sheriff's investigators got on the case but it wasn't until a concerned citizen came forward and called in a vehicle that was parked not far from the home.

"We started tracing the tag number," the sheriff said. "It was like putting a puzzle together."

The investigation eventually led to a Scott County scrap dealer where the wiring was sold.

"They got less than $100 for what will probably cost over $10,000 to fix," Waddell said.

The pair was eventually picked up in Newton County.

Able has been released on $10,000 bond while the woman, who has not been formally charged as of Monday, remains in the Newton County Jail on unrelated charges.

"I urge everyone to call in anything they see that is suspicious no matter how small it seems," the sheriff said.