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RCSO: Peachland man used company rollback to steal vehicle

ROCKINGHAM — An Anson County man is accused of using a company truck to steal another vehicle in Richmond County.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Hunter John Michael Runnels, of Peachland, has been charged with a single felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Investigators were reportedly contacted by Runnels’ unnamed employer. Company officials reportedly told deputies they had received a call from a woman saying someone driving one of the company’s rollback wreckers had stolen a vehicle from her father’s yard.

The company used GPS data to determine which truck had been at that place and time and, after speaking with the employees, it was determined Runnels was driving the truck at the time.


Runnels was arrested Monday, Dec. 12 and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 5, 2003.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Runnels’ only previous conviction in the state was in Anson County for assault on a female in 2018.

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

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