ROCKINGHAM — A man allegedly driving a stolen truck with the wrong tags is accused of having more than 2 grams of meth.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputies saw a Ford pickup truck on U.S. 1 Saturday, Oct. 8 that matched the description of one suspected in several larcenies.
The deputies caught up with the truck and ran the tag number, which reportedly came back as being registered to a Toyota Camry.
The deputies conducted a traffic stop and learned that the driver, 39-year-old Casey Brandon Woolard, of Rockingham, had a suspended license. They also discovered that the truck had been reported stolen in Robeson County.
Woolard was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and cited for driving with a revoked license and having a fictitious tag.
While processing Woolard into the Richmond County Jail, deputies reportedly found 2.7 grams of meth hidden in his pants.
He was additionally charged with one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance on jail premises. He is still being held on a $25,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10.
The press release does not indicate if Woolard is suspected of the aforementioned larcenies in which the truck was believed to have been used.
Online court records show Woolard has multiple pending charges in Moore County: first-degree burglary; possession of methamphetamine; conspiracy to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana; possession of marijuana paraphernalia; simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; having an open container of alcohol; civil revocation of driver’s license.
Woolard is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5 on those charges.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Woolard was first convicted in 2008 of misdemeanor breaking and entering and common law forgery.
Four years later, he was convicted of felony larceny in Richmond County and misdemeanor larceny in Robeson County.
Later in 2012, Woolard’s probation on the felony conviction was revoked when he was convicted of felony breaking and entering, landing him behind bars for six months.
In 2016, Woolard was convicted on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, and obtaining property by false pretenses. His probation on the latter was revoked in 2019, resulting in a three-month incarceration.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.