The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Daren Steven Grainger, 23, of Pear Drive, Hamlet, on two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. According to police, Grainger was arrested on June 12 for having copper wire that had been stolen on two different occasions from a power substation on Gibson Smith Road in Hamlet. Grainger later allegedly sold the wire at a local scrap yard. He was placed in the Richmond County Jail under a $2,500 secure bond.
In an unrelated case, Stacy Nicole Johnson, 24, of Broadway Street, Rockingham, was arrested for larceny from a person. The Sheriff’s Office said Johnson was arrested on June 3 for forcibly taking $30 from a victim in a parking lot on Airport Road. Johnson was later identified and was placed in Richmond County Jail under a $1,000 secure bond.
John Hollis Locklear II, 21, of Locklear Drive, Rockingham, was arrested for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Lawmen said Locklear was arrested on June 11 for the larceny of a tractor, wood stove, assorted metal and a bush hog. Locklear allegedly sold the items to a local scrap yard and some items to individuals. He was placed in the Richmond County Jail under a $10,000 secure bond.
Timothy Woodrow Player, 52, of School Street, Rockingham, was arrested for selling/delivering a schedule III controlled substance. Lawmen said they arrested Player on June 11 for selling officers hydrocodone pills on Fifth Street Safie. Player was placed in the Richmond County Jail under a $5,000 secure bond.
Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as citations. The Daily Journal lists them all as arrests. People charged are presumed innocent until determined to be guilty by a court of law.