Rack Thieves Caught

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 28, 2013

Three men have been arrested in connection with the thefts of newspaper racks in the county and are awaiting court appearances on the charges.

Brady Franklin Link, 21, of Gloucester Lane, Mocksville was arrested Nov. 18 for six counts larceny from a coin operated machine and six counts breaking/entering of a coin operated machine.

Thomas Allen McDaniel, 31, of Salisbury and James Paul Carter, 38, of Guinevere Lane, Mocksville were also arrested Nov. 20 for five and seven counts larceny from a coin operated machine and five and seven counts breaking/entering of coin operated machine respectively.

According to Davie County Sheriff’s Detective Jim Goodin, on Oct. 15 the sheriff’s department was called to a home on Guinevere Lane in reference to someone banging on a metal object in the front yard.

Officers discovered a pick-up truck in the driveway of the home with two Davie County Enterprise racks in the bed of the vehicle, Goodin said.

Carter came out of the residence and told officers that Link had been driving the truck, according to Goodin.

Officers discovered a computer in the cab of the truck that was later determined to have been stolen.

Goodin said officers began investigating and contacted Link to conduct an interview. “Mr. Link admitted his involvement in the larceny of the stolen newspaper racks.”

Through the course of their investigation officers located seven racks: four in a ditch off NC 801 South and three behind another home on Guinevere Lane.

Goodin said that officers with the Mocksville Police Department were also investigating newspaper racks stolen in the town limits.

Link was placed in Davie County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12.

McDaniel received a $8000 bond and is scheduled for a Dec. 5 court appearance.

Carter received a $2500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 5.