Thomasville man pawned stolen tools, deputies say

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Richard Dean Williams (Mugshot courtesy: Davidson County Sheriff's Office)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Thomasville man was arrested Thursday after deputies said he sold stolen tools and lawn equipment to local pawn shops. 

Richard Dean Williams, 34, of 2221 Upper Lake Road, is accused of stealing tool sets and lawn equipment from a home on the same road where he lives on June 15. 

Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Williams sold the stolen property to various pawn shops in Lexington, High Point and Greensboro.  Deputies said they recovered the stolen property throughout the course of the investigation before they arrested Williams. 

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

The suspect was jailed in Davidson County under a $1,500 secured bond.  He has an initial court hearing set for July 19.