Lexington man accused of stealing tools

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James Rex Stone Jr. (Davidson Co. Sheriff's Office)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man accused of stealing almost $3,000 worth of tools including chainsaws, weed eaters and refrigerators was arrested Wednesday in Lexington.

James Rex Stone Jr., 36, of Lexington, allegedly took a total of $2,940 in stolen property from three different Lexington locations.

The first larceny was reported Dec. 5, 2011 when deputies allege he stole a trolling motor and alternator from a location on Highway 8.

The second and third occurred at two different homes reported on Feb. 17 and Feb. 26. He allegedly stole a marine battery from a residence on Michael Road before taking various tools from a house on Carl Pressley Road.

Stone was charged with two counts of felony larceny, one count of misdemeanor larceny and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

He received a $10,000 secured bond and has court March 27 in Lexington. No other details were released.