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Yadkin residents arrested for Winston tire theft

Staff Report

August 27, 2013

Three Yadkinville residents were arrested following nearly two months of avoiding the law, according to a Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office press release.


Officers charged Luther Jefferson Blevins, Jr., 24, of Yadkinville on a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense and a felony count of conspire to obtain property by false pretense.


His secured bond was set at $10,000.


Trista Michelle Whitaker, 29, of Yadkinville was arrested and charged with one felony count of conspire to obtain property by false pretense.


Her secured bond was set at $5,000.


Sandy Lee Matthews, 21, of Yadkinville was arrested and charged with one felony count of conspire to obtain property by false pretenses.


Her secured bond was also set at $5,000.


The three suspects were spotted on a surveillance camera July 5, 2013 shoplifting tires from the Walmart on Kester Road in Winston-Salem, according to the sheriff’s office release. Cameras caught three people walking away with a buggy filled with tires but the thieves could not be positively identified.


Tribune news partner WXII and the Winston-Salem Police Department requested help in identifying the subjects.


The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime in conjunction with Winston officers and found the tires had been sold to a local Yadkin merchant.