Stolen timber has landed a Halifax County behind bars.
Lawmen say 52-year-old William Massey III of the Pleasant Hill community in Halifax County turned himself in Thursday.
The investigation started in July when a person filed reports that someone was cutting timber on their land without permission. The investigation combined the efforts of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the Halifax County District Attorney’s Office and the North Carolina Forestry Service.
Massey is charged with two counts of Forgery Of Deeds Or Wills, two counts of Cutting, Injuring Or Removing Another’s Timber and one count of Injury To Trees Crops or Land Of Another. His bond was set at $40,000.
Massey is due in court on September 8.