(Updated May 20, 4:18 p.m.)
Suspects located in metal theft
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, while
investigating recent scrap metal thefts that occurred in the county, have arrested three persons.
A Crime Stoppers tip led detectives to a residence in Catawba County where the three suspects lived. Nathaniel Wilson, age 47, Mary White, age 45, and Junior Bumgarner, age 75, were arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of felony larceny.
Wilson’s bond is set at $11,000 secured. White's and Bumgarner’s bonds were set at $5,000 secured with a first court appearance held May 20, 2013. Detectives continue to investigate other larcenies in the area and more charges are expected.