Three men are facing charges in connection with theft of irrigation wire in Scott County. Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd has charged 44-year old Marvin L. Burton Jr. of Scott City, 26-year old Marcus A. Bowers of Jonesboro and 52-year old Joseph M. Reddick of Emporia, Kansas, with felony theft and property damage. A news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office says bond for each has been set at $5,000 cash only. Sheriff Rick Walter says his office received a report Wednesday afternoon of suspicious activity on the riverfront in Commerce. The responding deputy found Bowers, Reddick and Burton burning the insulation off a large amount of wire. It later was determined about 800 feet of irrigation pivot wire valued at $4,840 had been stolen from Bula’s Heartland Farm outside Benton. One suspect said two of the other suspects cut and rolled the wire at a field off Interstate 55 while the third served as a lookout. He said the wire was loaded into one suspect’s vehicle and taken to the riverfront to burn off the insulation. He also reportedly said they previously had cashed in an undetermined amount of stolen wire at a recycling center in Cape Girardeau. Walter asks anyone seeing activity that may be related to the theft of irrigation wire to call and report it.