Chocowinity man accused of stealing items from farm

A Chocowinity man is accused of stealing several items from a Beaufort County farm. Deputies said Austin Taylor, 22, of Emma Cannon Road in Chocowinity, stole a bush hog, aluminum pipe, a utility vehicle and a hay baler from a farm on Wells Road in Chocowinity in August.

Investigators said they recovered the stolen items from a local recycling company and returned them to the owner.
Deputies arrested Taylor last Tuesday. He is charged with three counts of felony larceny, one count of misdemeanor larceny and four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.  

Taylor was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center on $5,000.00 bond.

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