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Leland man accused of setting stolen truck on fire


LELAND, NC (WWAY) – A Leland man is in custody accused of stealing a truck, and setting it on fire in the woods.

A news release said Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Jesse Lynn Williams, 27, at his home Wednesday.

He is in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, and burning personal property.

Detectives said they found the stolen truck Tuesday, burned in a wooded area off of Lewis Swamp Road in Leland. They think Williams took the truck around Aug. 19 from a logging crew deck on Town Creek Road in the area of Royal Oak Drive. They said the Ford F-350 belonged to Wood Dock Construction.

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I bet this punk doesn't own anything that could be seized to offset the cost of the truck he destroyed.

They will make restitution

They will make restitution part of his sentence.

Yeah but just like all

Yeah but just like all theother scum out there when you don't have anything what can they take for restitution!

If he works, they will take

If he works, they will take the money out of what he makes. It will be a part of his probation. It's not something he will get out of doing.


To take 50% of nothing still equals nothing.