Metal theft lands Washington man in jail

Published 8:49pm Monday, February 11, 2013


Theft of metals from a meat-packing plant in Chocowinity led to the arrest of William Bernis Crisp, 32, of Avenue Road, Washington. Crisp turned himself in to the Magistrates’ Office on Jan. 31.
The report of larceny of an aluminum dog box, assorted metal items, stainless steel troughs and a stainless steel cart was called into the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 18, according to a sheriff’s office press release. During investigation, the stainless steel troughs and cart were recovered at O.B.I. Sheer Steel in Chocowinity and returned to the owner, said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Crisp was charged with two counts of felony larceny and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was held at the Beaufort County jail under a $3,000 secured bond.

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