Edward Duncan, 32, of Concord, Ky., will face a charge of second-degree burglary, after deputies chased him down Saturday.
The office of Sheriff William D. Lewis received information regarding a possible copper theft near Concord at about 11:30 p.m.
Lewis said Lewis County deputy Mike Edington drove to the area, parked his cruiser with the lights off and proceeded on foot to a vacant house.
That's where Edington said he observed a male subject within the house removing copper wire from the walls.
Edington reportedly identified himself as a deputy, then the suspect ran out the back door toward the railroad tracks.
That's when Edington pursued on foot, but lost sight of Duncan in the dark.
Edington left the area in his cruiser with the lights on, then parked the cruiser and walked back to the area, and waited on the subject to return.
He said it wasn't long before the man returned, then Edington identified him and placed him under arrest for burglary.
Duncan was lodged in Lewis County Detention Center.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.