Deputy catches man siphoning gas

Published 8:15 am Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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On Feb. 1 around 1:10 a.m., a Davie County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Rivertrail Mercantile on US 64 East in Fork.

The deputy observed the operator of the vehicle, Aaron Aragon of US 64 W., Mocksville, bent down beside the vehicle, siphoning gas from an underground storage tank by the gas pumps.

Aragon had also concealed the license plate on his vehicle and had several gas cans sitting on the ground and inside the back of his vehicle.

Further investigation by the deputy proved that Aragon had broken into the underground storage tank to siphon a large quantity of gas from the business, reported Davie Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs

Aragon was charged with larceny of fuel. Aragon was taken into custody without privilege of bond and has a Feb. 15 court date.