Two arrested for stealing car parts

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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SUNBURY – Quick thinking by a local man prevented two alleged thieves from slipping away.

Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell reported the arrests of Marshall D. Moore and Delvin P. McGrath on the charge of larceny of motor vehicle parts, a Class I Felony.

Campbell said his deputies responded to a call at around 12 noon on Saturday, July 16 in the 300 block of Folly Road, Sunbury. Upon their arrival, the deputies spoke with a victim that was accusing two individuals of attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway.

“The victim said he heard a saw in operation and went to investigate,” Campbell said. “He saw the men under a vehicle in his driveway. He managed to get inside their vehicle and remove the keys and then called us. My deputies were in the Sunbury area and were able to arrive on the scene just a few minutes after the victim called to report the crime.”

Campbell said Moore and McGrath are both originally from Hampton, VA. One, he said, currently resides near Corapeake.

The Sheriff added that additional charges are pending.

Moore and McGrath are scheduled to appear Gates County Criminal District Court on July 25.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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