Lexington man arrested for stealing $41K from wrecked Brink’s truck

37-year-old Thomas Eugene Strange (left) cropped beside a photo from the scene of the crash.

37-year-old Thomas Eugene Strange (left) cropped beside a photo from the scene of the crash.

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says a Lexington man accused of stealing $41,000 from a wrecked Brink’s armored car has been arrested.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Grice announced a warrant was drawn Tuesday for the arrest of 37-year-old Thomas Eugene Strange.

Grice said Strange was arrested less than 12 hours after the announcement at a home at 1852 Friedberg Church Road in Winston-Salem.

Strange was also cited for a small amount of marijuana that was found on his person, Grice said.

The suspect was jailed under a $100,000 secured bond.  He has a court date set for April 1.

The two-vehicle wreck involving the Brink’s truck was reported shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 on U.S. Highway 52 near the crossing with Old U.S. Highway 52 in Davidson County.

As a result of the crash, authorities said money spilled onto the roadway.

The N.C. Highway Patrol, the agency that investigated the accident, reported the next morning that all of the spilled cash had been recovered.

However, an audit later uncovered that about $41,000 was missing from the truck, Brink’s officials reported.

The SBI has been assisting in the investigation, which Grice says is still ongoing.

Few other details about the accident have been released.

No other information was provided.

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