LinkAn Alabama man was electrocuted while attempting to steal power from a utility pole, authorities said.
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade identified the victim as Randall Stephens, 56.
Stephens was released from the Calhoun County Jail on May 16. He had been serving time since October 2018 for gun and drug charges, AL.com reported.
Stephens’ death was discovered after his skull was found in a neighbor’s front yard on Friday. The rest of his body was found “badly decomposed” at the bottom of a power pole. A ladder was next to the pole along with a belt and jumper cables at the top.
Investigators determined that Stephens was attempting to illegally power his home by jumping the power lines.