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RCSO: Man tried to scrap someone else’s vehicle for money

ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of having someone else’s vehicle towed to a scrap yard in September was charged late last month.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Patrick Jr. called a scrap yard on Sept. 20 to pick up a vehicle from a home on Mill Road.

Investigators say Patrick was not the owner of the vehicle and did not have permission to sell it.

The vehicle was reportedly recovered from the scrap yard for the owner.

Patrick was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was booked into the Richmond County Jail on a $5,000 secured bond, but appears to have since been released.

Patrick is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12.

Online court records show Patrick also has pending misdemeanor charges of possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana and simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

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Patrick appears to have no prior convictions in the state, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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