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Bicycle, shirt help Goldsboro police track stolen copper pipes

Posted August 28, 2012

— Bicycle tracks and a T-shirt led Goldsboro police to the arrest of a man accused of stealing 20 pounds of copper pipe from a vacant home Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to a call about a suspicious person at the home, at 2000 S. John St., about 7:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found a crawl-space door was open and copper pipes removed. They also found a black shirt, blue jeans and fresh bicycle tracks in the grass.

Another officer on the way to the house passed a man on a bicycle riding east on Dixie Trail. The officer knew the man, identified as Rickey Henderson of Pikeville, and stopped him. Police said Henderson had a black T-shirt containing cut copper pipe pieces.

Police said a witness saw Henderson on the property and questioned him about why he was there. When questioned, the witness said, Henderson left.

He was charged with one count each of larceny and injury to real property and held on a $2,000 secured bond.


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  • muggs Aug 29, 2012

    Have no idea why this is even considered news anymore, just infuriates those of us who are responsible citizans, nothing suprises us about this, and nothing has changed or will for these people.

  • Bartmeister Aug 29, 2012

    Just keep the handouts coming ....


    Re-elect Obama and your nightmares will come true! Although this guy would look for entitlements no matter who is in office.

  • ICTrue Aug 29, 2012

    Typical theif, probably never did an honest days work in his life...and has probably never had anyone ask him to. Just keep the handouts coming and whatever else I want, I will steal.

  • Riddickfield Aug 29, 2012

    LOL! The cops knew him! Guessing this is not his first time breaking the law, nor his last.

  • goncampn2 Aug 29, 2012

    @ shortcakes53.. He is practicing what was taught to him by our government. Take from those who work and give to the sluggards (bibical term)to lazy to work. He actually came by this way of life honestly.

  • Bartmeister Aug 29, 2012

    Agree dtboy. What he did was fairly hard work, coulda just put a positive spin on it and be CONstructive rather than DEStructive. The officer knew the man upon site. Tell you anything?

  • dwntwnboy Aug 29, 2012

    Sad that he's willing to work that hard to steal something when he could make as much or more actually working for a living- he's proven he's able bodied enough to work for what he wants! LOL

  • shortcake53 Aug 29, 2012

    Nothing worse than a thief, taking stuff others worked for or destroying things belonging to others. Lowest of the low.

  • retiredcfcc Aug 28, 2012

    Just get a job.

  • rcsser Aug 28, 2012

    im in the construction industry, these losers cost us a lot of time and money.