FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – A Benton man has been arrested for stealing over $500 worth of telephone cable from Frontier Communications. 

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, an employee of Frontier alerted authorities that a large amount of telephone cable had recently been cut and stolen from a location in rural Franklin County and that a person acting suspiciously was in the nearby area. 

Sheriff’s Deputies soon made contact with the man, identified as 28-year-old Zachary Hooks of Benton, and placed him under arrest. The missing cable was recovered. 

Hooks was taken to the Franklin County Jail on charges of criminal damage to property and theft over $500.