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Suspected Richmond County truck thief charged with heroin, gun possession

ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of stealing a truck last week is back in jail on additional charges.

Richmond County Jail records show that 44-year-old Jimmy Dell Ott Jr., of Rockingham, was booked at 10:04 Monday morning on drug and weapon charges.

Ott is charged with one felony count each of possession of heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun. He is being held on a $50,000 secured bond.

Jail records show Ott is also being held on a $26,222.93 cash bond for child support.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 30 in the child support case and July 21 on the criminal charges.

Ott was one of three people charged last week in the theft of a truck reported stolen from Green Lake Road. He and two women were reportedly found in the stolen truck in East Rockingham.

In that case, he is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Online court records show Ott has pending charges in Scotland County of conspiracy to commit felony larceny, larceny from a merchant using the emergency door, and first-degree trespassing. Ott is also facing charges of felony larceny and resisting a public officer in Stanly County.


Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Ott was first convicted in 2002 for driving while impaired.

Five years later, Ott was convicted of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He was initially given probation, which was revoked later that year following another larceny conviction, resulting in a 15-month incarceration.

In 2011, Ott was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting a public officer.

Ott was given a suspended sentence in 2015 when he was convicted on two counts of felony breaking and entering. However, his probation was revoked in 2016 when he was convicted of fleeing to elude arrest, landing him behind bars for 14 months.

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

Note: Court dates on new charges were added immediately after original publication.

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