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Rockingham Police recover stolen campaign truck

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ROCKINGHAM — A campaign truck reported missing was found late Wednesday following a tip called in to the Rockingham Police Department.

Patrol officers from the night shift found the truck, which was being used in state Rep. Jamie Boles’ campaign, on the side of the road near a driveway on U.S. 74 W around 8 p.m., police say.

The truck had reportedly been parked in the Walmart parking lot on Saturday, but was not there on Tuesday afternoon.

According to police and the Boles campaign, the truck would not start.

Investigators say nothing was left behind and there are currently no suspects.

Larceny of a motor vehicle is a felony and unlawfully removing a political sign is a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Boles is facing Richmond County’s Rep. Ben Moss in a Republican primary for N.C. House District 52.

The two sitting representatives were double-bunked when legislative district maps were redrawn last year.

Boles, a funeral home owner who is in his seventh term, represents District 52, which is a large portion of Moore County.

Moss is currently serving his first term representing District 66, which includes Richmond and Montgomery counties, and the eastern sliver of Stanly County.

The new District 52 comprises all of Richmond and part of Moore.

Early voting runs through Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 14. The primary election is May 17.