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Salisbury man charged after stolen copper, brass found in his possession

Charged

Thomas Dean Brown

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man remains in the Rowan County jail after he was linked to selling stolen copper and brass to a local scrapyard.

Authorities are looking for another man for involvement in the crime.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Thomas Dean Brown, 48, of the 200 block of Paige Drive, with two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses.

Brown also had a number of outstanding warrants that included a July 28 warrant for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; a July 26 warrant for two counts of felony possession of burglary tools and two counts of felony injury to real property; and a July 27 warrant for two counts of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Feb. 26 warrant accuses him of two counts of felony breaking and entering.

The Sheriff’s Office says it has video of Brown and another man taking copper and brass to Foil’s Inc. scrapyard, located at 1039 Klumac Road.

Brown has a number of previous convictions on charges of driving while impaired; driving while license revoked; drunk and disorderly conduct; misdemeanor larceny; assault on a female; and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

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