Leland man accused of setting stolen truck on fire


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Submitted: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:45am
Updated: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:52am
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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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