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Crouse man jailed after deputies seize stolen goods from residence

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer
A Crouse man is accused of harboring thousands of dollars in lighting fixtures stolen from South Carolina, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
Larry Kenneth Brown, 55, of the 2600 block of Livy Road, was arrested Wednesday night for possessing stolen goods, after deputies said they received information from officers in South Carolina that Brown may have had stolen property at his home.
Deputies had a warrant to search the suspect’s residence as well as the home of Rocky Lee Brown, who lives on the same road, an agency press release said.
Deputies have only made one arrest in the case so far, the Sheriff’s Office said. They would not give word on whether or not Brown would also be charged.
A total of more than $6,000 in goods were, however, seized from both men’s homes. Items included more than one box of Progress Lighting fixtures.
Deputies said Hubbell, which belongs to J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., makes the particular line of items.
Brown has since posted a $5,000 secured bond.
Detective Matt Burgess is heading the ongoing investigation between the local Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina law enforcement officers.
Brown has similar convictions on his record stemming from Lincoln County, the North Carolina Department of Correction website showed.
He was found guilty last year of felony habitual breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, among other related charges.
Brown also burned a Lincoln County public building, a felony offense, in 1976, NC DOC revealed.

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