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Authorities Arrest Four People Who Got Trapped in West Virginia Coal Mine

Four people accused of breaking into a West Virginia mine to steal copper are now facing criminal charges. The group, made up of two men and two women, allegedly broke into the mine to steal copper but became lost after separating into couples to have sex. One member, Eddie Williams, managed to escape and reported the others missing. The rest were pulled out of the mine three days later after a large-scale rescue operation. Williams later turned himself to authorities and has been charged with breaking and entering, felony conspiracy, and giving false information to law enforcement officers, according to a criminal complaint. The group faces charges of conspiracy, destruction of public property, and entering without breaking, according to court documents. “This is a life-changing experience for me,” Cody Beverly, one of the four charged, told ABC News. “This is the biggest lesson I’ve ever learned in my life.”