Columbus County commissioner charged with two felonies

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Giles Edwin Byrd (Photo: CCSO)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County commissioner is facing felony charges involving larceny and possession of stolen property.

Giles “Buddy” Edwin Byrd, 71, was arrested Friday morning at the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says he turned himself in.

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According to the Columbus County Clerk of Court’s Office, the warrant states that Byrd stole a 10 ft. by 16 ft. Amish-made barn with cedar strain trim and a burgundy roof.

It was valued at more than $6,000.

He was given a $25,000 unsecured bond.

Back in 2011, Byrd faced a stalking charge.