Man accused of selling stolen scrap metal to local recycling center

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A man has been arrested after deputies said he was selling stolen scrap metal to a local recycling center. 

Johnny C. Hopkins was charged with one count of breaking and entering, one count of theft after breaking and entering and ten counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a breaking and entering and theft reported on Stokes Road in Greenville.

Deputies said that numerous items of value were stolen including scrap metal and other miscellaneous.

An investigation showed that Hopkins sold the scrap metal to a local recycling center.

Hopkins was sent to the Pitt County Detention Center under a $60,000 bond.

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