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Fire Truck Damaged in Joy Ride

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A Seven Springs man was arrested Tuesday and charged with taking two fire trucks for joy rides and damaging one, authorities said.

Shelton Douglas Southerland Jr., 29, of 541 Billy Price Road, is charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny.

Last Friday, the Pricetown Fire Department reported that someone had taken two fire trucks from its fire station, drove the trucks and then returned them, authorities said.

One of the trucks sustained $2,500 in damage, and tools worth an estimated $650 were stolen from one truck, authorities said.

The case remains under investigation, and more arrests are pending, authorities said.

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