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Man arrested for allegedly stealing scrap metal

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives have arrested James Lindsay Arthur, 36, of Bypass Way in Bolivia for allegedly stealing scrap metal.

Arthur is charged with obtaining property false pretense, first degree trespassing, and misdemeanor larceny.

Arthur entered the Brunswick County Landfill in Bolivia between September 16th and September 19th and took various scrap metals including copper and steel.

He then sold the items to AIC Recycling located in Wilmington for $300, where he was arrested today.

Arthur is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond.

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