Man arrested stealing farm equipment

A man was recently arrested for allegedly stealing farm equipment worth approximately $25,000.

A report was made to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office from a business in the Star area of Moore County on August 24 regarding breaking or entering and larceny of farm equipment, said Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a statement.

The equipment was recovered after an investigation.

James Richardson, 27, of Biscoe, was arrested and charged with one count of felony breaking or entering, one count of felony larceny after breaking or entering, one count of felony possession of stolen goods, and one count of misdemeanor injury to personal property.

Richardson’s bond was set at $30,000, and he has an October 28 court date.

Sandhills Sentinel reported last April that Richardson was arrested for stealing timber. He was accused of cutting down several acres of trees in Northern Moore County without the owner’s permission.

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

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