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N.C. man charged with stealing chicken parts

6-20-05



Posted 9:10 a.m.

MOUNT HOLLY (AP) — A man who neighbors reported was selling frozen chicken pieces from the back of a trailer at his home was charged in connection with the theft of a $100,000 trailer-load of chicken parts in May, police said.

Walter Hicks Petty, 46, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of receiving stolen goods, arrest warrants said.

Police who responded to the neighbors' call last month found a trailer that had been reported missing by Colonial Freight Systems, valued at $44,500.

Inside the trailer, police recovered about 20 pallets containing 1,854 cases of assorted frozen chicken parts, according to warrant affidavits.

Police said they spoke to Veola McCorkle, 50, who told police her boyfriend, Petty, met with a truck driver in front of his residence. McCorkle also told police the truck driver left the trailer on Petty's property, Mount Holly Police Officer Thomas Sperling.

McCorkle was charged May 26 with receiving stolen goods and was released from jail the next day on unsecured bond, according to jail records.

Police obtained warrants for Petty's arrest in May but were unable to find him until Saturday, Sperling said.

Petty was held at Gaston County Jail on $50,000 bond.
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