Authorities in West Feliciana Parish are searching a wooded area off La. 965 west near Hemingbough and the River Bend nuclear power plant for a man accused of stealing copper from a local business.

West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said deputies and officials with the U.S. Marshal?s Office attempted to arrest James Ard at 10 a.m. Monday, but Ard ran into the woods.

Ard in his 20s. No other information about Ard was available.

Chase teams from the Louisiana State Penitentiary and helicopters are being used in the search, Daniel said.