Two Men Charged With Stealing Scrap Metal

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office say they got a call Friday about stolen property at Gray Road Mine in Chocowinity.

Deputies say they discovered two people trying to steal numerous types of scrap metal from the property.

Deputies also learned metal stolen from the mine had been previously sold at a recycling business in Vanceboro in Craven County.

Beaufort County Authorities arrested 25-year-old James Deans and 25-year-old Vince Hodges both of Washington. The two were each charged with obtaining property by false pretenses, one count misdemeanor larceny, and two counts of second degree Trespassing.

They were both placed under a $1500.00 bond.

Deans was also served with an outstanding order for arrest for failure to appear in Craven County and issued an additional $500 secured bond.


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  • by Disgusted on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:31 AM
    Got predators everywhere in this county and the law is runnin around and dealing with stolen scrap metal. Shame shame.
  • by RN Location: Pitt on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM
    People are stealing because they dont want to work for what they have, if the government wont give it to them then they steal it.
  • by obama on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    The economy is so bad people are stealing metal.
  • by Concerned Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:28 AM
    Will folks never learn that crime doesn't pay and it ruins lives forever.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    " Call a crack head on the phone - wonder why he is not home. Stealing metal from the mine - hopefully they do some time."
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