China Grove man charged with larceny

  • Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:48 p.m.

A China Grove man faces larceny charges after authorities said he stole metal and then tried to sell it.
Joel Steven Upchurch, 30, of Colonial Drive in China Grove, is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses and two counts of larceny.
The Rowan County Sheriffs Office said Upchurch stole $6,500 worth of metal and tools Friday and tried to sell it.
He is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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