Two men charged in attempted larceny case


Two men are facing multiple charges in an alleged robbery attempt at a local business.

On July 6, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen traveling on U.S. 601 at the intersection of Courtney Huntsville Road. The citizen reported a suspicious vehicle behind a business and observed two males running from the business and speeding away in a vehicle.

After an investigation, detectives alleged that Lonnie Joseph Pruitt and Michael Eugene Perry had broken into the business and were attempting to steal an assortment of tools. Detectives also alleged that Pruitt and Perry attempted to steal a vehicle from the business, but were unsuccessful.

On July 6, deputies arrested Pruitt, 21, of Yadkinville and charged him with felony counts of conspiracy to breaking/entering, breaking/entering, attempted larceny, attempted larceny of motor vehicle and one misdemeanor county of in jury to personal property.

Perry, 25, of Belews Creek, was arrested on July 11 on the same charges. He is being held at the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, with a scheduled court date of July 15.

Pruitt was released on a $15,000 unsecured bond with a court date of July 22.

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