Fayetteville Man Arrested for String of Thefts
A routine check of pawn shop tickets and networking by several law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of a Fayetteville man for a string of thefts from new construction sites in the Aberdeen area.
Billy Arthur Thames Jr., 43, of 214 Redfish Drive, Fayetteville, was arrested Wednesday for the string of burglaries that began March 2007 and continued through December 2008.
Several counties in the area network when it comes to checking pawn shops, said Aberdeen Police Chief Michael Connor. That turned up a pawn ticket in Hope Mills that allegedly connected Thames to some of the stolen items, and everything "fell into place" from there, Connor said.
Thames has been charged with seven counts of larceny from a construction site, seven counts of possession of stolen goods, four counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of misdemeanor breaking and entering and one count of misdemeanor injury to real property.
His bail was set at $10,000.
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