Two Men Charged in Theft of $80,000 Worth of Parts, Tools
Law enforcement responding to a fire near Carthage Tuesday ended up cracking a crime that allegedly involved the theft of over $80,000 worth of goods and arresting two men.
Deputies responding to a fire at 264 Plank Road discovered Johnny Ray Graham Jr. burning a large amount of copper over a fire, according to a press release. Because of the suspicious nature of the fire, investigators were called to the scene. The investigation lead to the recovery of over $80,000 worth of stolen aircraft parts, machine parts and tools. The property was found to had been taken the night before during a break-in to a storage building off N.C. 24/27 in the Cameron area of Moore County, according to the press release, and the owner was not aware of the larceny until contacted by investigators.
Graham Jr., 24, was arrested and charged with one count felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny, two counts of felony possession of stolen good and one count damage to personal property, according to the release. He was jailed, with bail set at $20,000.
Also arrested at the scene was Christopher William Coe, 23, of 967 Hollywood Road, Carthage. He was charged with one count felony breaking and entering, two counts felony larceny, two counts felony possession of stolen goods and one count damage to personal property, according to the press release. He was jailed, with bail set at $20,000.
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