Deputies: Jacksonville man arrested for stealing and selling scrap metal

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) -A Jacksonville man faces multiple felony charges for stealing scrap metal.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office tells 9 On Your Side deputies arrested Joseph Burgess on July 14th.

The 32-year-old is charged with several felonies including Breaking and Entering and Larceny.

Deputies say Burgess stole and sold scrap metal, diesel engines, and engine parts.

Burgess was taken to the Onslow County Detention Center and given a $32,000 bond.

Anyone wishing to provide information on this or any other case is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Please refer to case # 20130252285 or 2015007820 when calling

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