GREENSBORO — Two Greensboro men face theft charges after they allegedly stole equipment and scrap metal from a Greensboro and then sold it at a scrap yard, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office reported.
Police said they responded June 12 to 12500 Kibler Road, Greensboro, where investigation revealed Brian Lee Hornsby, 20, and Rudi Robert Merkel III, 20, had entered the property, owned by Martin Collison, and stolen a three-point post hole digger containing an auger and transmission, 500 to 800 lbs. of various scrap metal, bale forks and round bale feeders, valued at a total of $1,900.
Police said further investigation revealed Hornsby and Merkel took those items to Schultz & Sons in Denton and scrapped them.
Police served Hornsby with an arrest warrant July 1, charging him with theft $1,000 to $10,000, conspiracy to commit theft $1,000 to $10,000 and four counts each of theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit theft less than $1,000.
Hornsby is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center on $10,000 bond, police said.
Police served Merkel with an arrest warrant July 16, charging him with the same charges. Police said Merkel was released on personal recognizance.