Man accused of stealing truck parts, gas pumps

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A Pitt County man was charged with felony larceny, accused of taking more than $8,000 worth of metal parts.

Johnny Hopkins, 50, was arrested Monday. Officials said Hopkins took a 1,600 pound tractor trailer axle, two gas pumps and copper wire from Bothern Trucking in Greenville.

Investigators said Hopkins sold the items to a metal recycler over several days.

Hopkins was also charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000.00 secure bond.

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