Stolen property recovered after father of suspect calls authorities

  • Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 12:05 p.m.
Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies were able to return dozens of wheel mounts to a Peeler Road man after the father of a suspect called authorities saying the items were stacked in a utility shed in his Corriher Heights Avenue backyard.

On Feb. 28, deputies received a call from Theodore Love who said his son Christopher Moore, 21, and the son’s friend, Holden O’Brien brought a bunch of tires and placed them in the back yard of his China Grove home, a report said. He wanted to know what he should do with them. Love asked the deputy if he could remove them. The officer stopped by the home to look at the items. The deputy took pictures of the items. There were tires and tire mounts, some still in the shrink wrap with a FedEx label on them. The label had a customer name and address. The deputy contacted the name on the address, Paul Scoggins, the report said.


Deputies charged Holden Everett O’Brien, 22, of N.C. 152 East, Salisbury, on Thursday with felony breaking and entering motor vehicles, felony larceny, first-degree trespass and misdemeanor injury to real property.

Warrants for Christopher Moore, of Corriher Heights Avenue, have been issued.

On March 1, Tim Scoggins contacted law enforcement about some tire and wheel mounts that he and Paul Scoggins had stored inside a large tractor-trailer that had been taken from property at Peeler Road, formerly Jack’s Wrecker Service. The trailer had 16-sized 2400 aluminum truck wheel mounts, 16 aluminum golf cart wheel mounts. Tim Scoggins said the parts were inside the trailer they used for storage. He believed the theft had occurred sometime within the last two weeks. On March 4, Paul Scoggins contacted authorities confirming the tire mounts belonged to him. Scoggins also looked at a picture and was able to identify the property.

O’Brien has previously been convicted of larceny and misdemeanor breaking and entering, according to the N.C. Department of Correction website. Moore has previously been convicted of larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, misdemeanor breaking and entering, unauthorized use of motor vehicle and traffic infractions.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Christopher Dontrell Moore is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700.

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