Man arrested for felony charges for tractor equipment theft from a Jacksonville residence

A man in jail for unrelated charges, was arrested for stealing heavy equipment from a job site.

On March 27, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol responded to a residence on Holly Grove Court in Jacksonville for a report that a tractor and sod roller were stolen.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received a tip from a citizen that led them to Michael Hancock. The equipment, valued at $22,000, was located and recovered at Hancock’s residence, 127 Floyd Pond Road, Richlands. Hancock, 36-years-old, currently in the Onslow County Detention Center was charged with Felony Larceny and Felony Possession of Stolen Property. He was given a $15,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Curlee at 910-989-4074;, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019004527 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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