Two men were arrested on felony charges following an investigation into stolen items they allegedly attempted to sell, including to a pawn shop in Fayetteville.
Daniel Earl Spell, 25, of 239 Peniel Church Road, Roseboro, was charged with fraud-obtaining money/property by false pretenses. He also received additional charges of larceny and possessing/concealing stolen property.
Alex Aaron Spell, 21, of 291 Moffit Road, Dilliner, Pa., was charged with larceny and possessing/concealing stolen property.
The Spells were arrested at the 2500 block of Gillespie Street in Fayetteville.
“They were arrested in connection with a larceny of a $1,500 keyboard from a residence on Boren Brick Road in Roseboro,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said. “The suspects then pawned the keyboard at a pawn shop in Fayetteville. As a result they were arrested.”
The keyboard was stolen recently and sheriff’s investigators located the items by checking cashed-in pawn tickets.
Additionally, Daniel Spell was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses stemming from allegedly selling stolen tractor weights at Roseboro Recycling.
“The suspect sold the tractor weights to Roseboro Recycling on the false premise that the weights were his,” Smith noted, “when in fact they were stolen property.”
The tractor weights were stolen in 2013 and were just sold recently, he noted.
Daniel Spell was given $60,000 secured bond, including $30,000 for the Roseboro Recycling fraud and another $30,000 for the keyboard theft from the Roseboro residence. Alex Spell’s bond was set at $25,000.
The Spells could very well receive additional felony counts following further investigation by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.
“The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected,” said Smith.
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