Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Stealing Bush-Cheney Signs
Posted September 28, 2005 5:54 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge dismissed charges against a man Wednesday accused of stealing presidential campaign signs from a Raleigh man's yard.
Edward Shook, was caught last October allegedly stealing Bush-Cheney campaign signs, reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
The victim, Bill Moore, staked out the woods near his house with a video camera. The videotape caught a man appearing to be Shook actually ripping up the signs.
With the video and a license plate number, Wake County deputies arrested Shook and charged him with misdemeanor larceny.
In Wednesday's plea deal, Shook agreed to perform 24 hours of community service for Habitat for Humanity. He also has to issue a personal apology to the victim and submit a public apology to be printed in a local newspaper.