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Two arrested for looting in Lee Co.

Posted April 18, 2011

— Two Sanford men are accused of looting during the aftermath of the tornadoes Saturday.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Roy Lee Stone, 61, of 2791 Poplar Springs Church Road, and Larry Gary Knight Sr., 54, of 2806 Lemon Springs Road, after they were spotted inside the wreckage of a home on Poplar Springs Church Road.

The homeowner said Stone and Knight took jewelry valued at about $15,000. Both men were being held on $30,000 bond.


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  • mhaye140 Apr 21, 2011

    This is why everywhere that was damaged had to be blocked off by police....preventing people from even trying to help. It's sad these people lost everything and these men wanted to take more from them. 50 years in jail...would barely be justice.

  • grandmagail Apr 18, 2011

    Food I could understand anyone looting but nothing else.

  • working for deadbeats Apr 18, 2011

    50 years sounds good for them.

  • LuvMyLife Apr 18, 2011

    OMG are you serious???? Put their tails to work on debris clean up (free labor)- especially of the house they felt then needed to loot. Watch out fellas' karma is a booger.

  • 426X3 Apr 18, 2011

    Give them both a couple of years of community service. I think Sanford and Lee County would probably have a few trees to pick up.

  • novacrazy2000 Apr 18, 2011

    I don't know way everyones so surprized we are talking about Sanford. Thats everyday life in that town.

  • cweaver1000 Apr 18, 2011

    15yrs of hard labor would be a good start for these two.

  • LovemyPirates Apr 18, 2011

    Lock them up!

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  • US VET Apr 18, 2011

    Shoot them! Shoot them on the spot and leave them laying for the buzzards and coyotes to pick their sorry bones!!!