Tin theft leads to charges

Staff Report

January 21, 2014

YADKINVILLE — An East Bend man was charged Thursday after allegedly stealing tin from a building.

According to a release from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Scott Wilks, 42, of East Bend, was charged with one count of misdemeanor larceny, one felony count of possession of controlled substance and one felony count of obtaining property under false pretense.

Law enforcement reported that the land owner contacted the sheriff’s office when he noticed a male on his property removing tin from an outbuilding. Deputies arrived on the scene and placed Wilks under arrest.

Wilks is in the Yadkin County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond.