Brunswick County authorities arrested one man and are searching for another on charges related to business larcenies in the county, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
James Taylor Beaver, 23, of Supply, N.C., was charged with six counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts and two counts of probation violations, Sgt. April Stanley said. Beaver’s bond was set at $20,000.
Warrants were issued for Thomas Fletcher Beaver, 27, of Kannapolis, N.C., on six counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts. Police searched the Supply area Monday night for Thomas Beaver.
The charges against the men stem from company vehicle parts being stolen from several businesses in Supply, Shallotte and Southport areas, Stanley said. The businesses include Hope Chest of 2205 Holden Beach Road, Holden Beach Seafood of 2224 Holden Beach Road, Kinematics of 50 Greenswamp Road, Cape Fear Custom Coatings of 8164 River Road, U-Haul/ Sentry Storage of 4711 Southport-Supply Road and Ocean Wood Working Inc of 6865 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Detectives began their investigation into the stolen parts on Aug. 15 and received the latest report on Jan. 14, Stanley said. Warrants were issued Friday for the suspects and James Beaver was arrested at 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Fletcher Beaver can call Detective Ed Carter with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777.