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Newland man arrested, believed to have stolen items from several communities

Last Updated on October 17, 2023 11:58 am

On October 11, 2023 Deputies and Investigators responded to Mountain River Campground located on South 19E in the Green Valley Community.

Deputies found Ben Taylor of Newland in the campground. Taylor was in possession of stolen items from guests. Other property believed to have been stolen from an unknown location was also in the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that citizens who live in the Plumtree, Spear, Green Valley and Ingalls areas check their homes, vehicles, and outbuildings to see if they are missing anything. If you are please contact the Sheriff’s Office (828) 733-2071.

Ben Taylor

Possession of a schedule III-controlled substance

Possession of burglary tools

Possession of stolen goods

Second degree trespassing

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