NC town commissioner accused of metal theft

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SCOTLAND NECK, N.C. — A commissioner in a Halifax County town is facing charges of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of fuel pumps, oil tanks, steel doors and other scrap metal.

The Daily and Sunday Herald of Roanoke Rapids reported Forrest Bradley Jr. was arrested Wednesday. He faces charges including breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.

The 59-year-old is currently free on a $25,000 bond. A call to a listed phone number for Bradley was not immediately returned Thursday.

Maj. Bruce Temple with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the thefts occurred last August. In addition to the missing items, Temple said thousands of dollars in damage was done to the locations where the metal items were stolen from.

Bradley’s term on the commission expires next year.

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