Graham man sentenced in trailer theft ring

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GRAHAM, N.C. — A Graham man has been sentenced in connection with a trailer and machinery theft operation.

According to the Burlington Times News, James Russell Kellam, 25, was charged in 2010 with stealing 28 trailers and other equipment from companies, homes and construction sites.

James Kellam’s father, Jerry Lynn Kellam, was also charged in the thefts, but has since died, the Times-News reports.

As a result of the sentencing, James Kellam will spend at least one year in prison.  He is also required to pay back the $164,000 owed for the stolen property or will otherwise spend an additional four to five years in prison, the paper reports.

The charges brought against James Kellam included 20 counts of felony larceny, nine counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of misdemeanor larceny.

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