DEPUTIES: Man Stole From Salvage Business, Then Sold It Back

A man found himself in jail after deputies say he stole from a salvage yard and then sold the stuff back to them.

Michael Butts of Dudley is charged with two counts of larceny, possession of stolen goods and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Wayne County deputies say last Friday they received a report of a theft from NC Salvage on Highway 117. The owner suspected the thefts were happening for a while, so a detective took pictures of the property at the business. Sure enough, a few days later some of the property was stolen and then deputies say Butts came back and sold it to the salvage yard.

Deputies say Butts was getting access to the property via adjacent railroad tracks and believe he had been doing this for a few weeks.

The property was recovered and returned to the company while Butts was jailed on a $5,000 bond.


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  • by offended Location: pitt on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    I pity the person who anawered that obama buys votes with food stamps 90 percent of those people don,t vote any way.you are shallow mined think.
  • by James B Location: Washington on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Obama supporter! Him and all the people on welfare, food stamps, disability, etc. Obamas way of buying votes. Sad isn't it?
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      by butterfly1117 on Feb 29, 2012 at 02:58 PM in reply to James B
      I am work hard, I go to school. I work hard, I don't need assistance...I still support him!
  • by sherry on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM
    how smart is this big dummy???....lolol....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    Ya can't fix stpupid :)
  • by Vet Location: Greenville on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    How much more could you do to this guy? I mean, look at him. I think that someone should come up with a new word to describe someone this dumb, I can't think of one that works.
  • by Z on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    I cant for the life of me figure out why criminals now days are so dumb! I blame the education system myself! Perhaps we need some kind of federal program, maybe no criminal left behind. Maybe he is brothers with the guy that tried to rob the bank and then went bank to the same bank to get money for a cab!
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      by crack/meth heads on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:28 PM in reply to Z
      Don't blame the education system, them hard drugs will fry your brain and make you do stupid things.
  • by $5000? on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:35 AM
    I'd throw the book at this guy! These are the kind of crimes that should have a VERY SHORT trial and a long sentence.
  • by yukon on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:35 AM
    Hes not a Dumb Crook Just Dumb
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:28 AM
    maby jest geting paying back for their weight stealing
  • by 44mag. on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Let me guess,he was surprised he was caught!!!
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