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Jerry Ray Williams and Michael Samuel Phillips

Jerry Ray Williams and Michael Samuel Phillips

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Two Alamance County men are facing charges for conspiring and allegedly stealing a vehicle from a saw mill.

Jerry Ray Williams, 44, of Haw River, is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and felony larceny of personal property. Michael Samuel Phillips, 24, is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

Deputies with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office responded to Canfor Saw Mill, located at 4408 Mt. Hermon Rock Creek Road in Graham, Tuesday after receiving reports of a suspicious activity in the area. One of the callers reported that a go-cart was stolen.

One victim reportedly witnessed the theft and immediately called the sheriff’s office. The victim gave deputies a description of the vehicle that matched that of the car stolen from the saw mill.

According to a release, deputies found a vehicle matching that description at the intersection of Belmont Alamance Road and Highway 49 south.

Williams, who was driving the stolen vehicle, was taken into custody. Deputies found the stolen go-cart on the side of the road, not too far from where Williams was arrested.

The other driver, Phillips, who dropped Williams off at the saw mill, was arrested not far from where the car was stolen after getting into a single-vehicle wreck.

Williams is being held on a $7,000 secured bond and Phillips is being held on a $5,000 secured bond. Both are scheduled to appear in court on May 3.