Officials arrest suspect with truckload of stolen watermelons near Rocky Mount

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TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) A man has been arrested after officials said he was found with a truckload of stolen watermelons.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said that Sergeant Jones and Deputy Long responded to a theft of crops on Highway 97 near Rocky Mount Friday morning.

Upon arrival, officials said they found the suspect with a truckload of stolen watermelons stuck in a field.

Sgt. Jones and Dep. Long arrested Michael Anthony Bryant and charged him with misdemeanor larceny.

He was given a $500 bond and placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.

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