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4 Charged in Auto-Theft Scheme

Four men have been charged in connection with a vehicle theft ring and chop shop, authorities said Thursday.

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RAEFORD, N.C. — Four men face charges in connection with a vehicle theft ring and a chop shop, authorities said Thursday.

Phillip Wayne Lee, 19, of 510 Davis Bridge Road in Parkton; Burton Larue McBryde, 18, of 358 La Sandy Road in Raeford; Stanley Lynn Kinnison II, 20, of 1398 Crawford Wright Road in Raeford; and Sean Bradley McCarthy, 18, of 204 Rockfish Road in Raeford were each charged with two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one count of conspiracy.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office led the investigation into the operation, which authorities said ran through at least four counties. The Fayetteville Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Hope Mills Police Department, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office participated in the investigation.

The investigation continues, and more charges are expected, authorities said.

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