Moneta man accused of trying to steal copper from former Roanoke school

Police say they saw Eric Black on the roof of Huff Lane Elementary School on Monday morning.

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POSTED: 02:22 PM EDT Jun 03, 2013    UPDATED: 05:23 PM EDT Jun 03, 2013 
Moneta man accused of trying to steal copper from former Roanoke school
ROANOKE, Va. -

A man from Moneta is in custody after trying to steal copper from the old Huff Lane School in Roanoke.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Officers were originally responding to a break-in and got word en route to the building that the suspect was on the roof.

That's where Eric Black was arrested a few minutes later.

He faces several charges.