Don't break in Grimes if you can't do the time... | Crime
SALISBURY - Salisbury Police say they now have a man in custody who broke through a security fence around the burned out remains of Grimes Mill in an attempt to steal metal and copper.
Cedric McKinley Thompson is charged with resisting police, first degree trespassing, misdemeanor larceny, and two counts of failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $6500.
Police say witnesses saw Thompson go onto the property, but when officers arrived he was able to elude police.
"Well, we kind of anticipated it, I mean it's sitting there," said Brian Davis, Executive Director of the Historic Salisbury Foundation. "We actually had people come by right after the fire, that's one of the reasons we wanted to get the security fence around the site. They were asking us who the owner was and if we were going, what we were going to do with the metal and stuff so we kind of knew it would be a target.
Davis told WBTV that the site is now kept under 24 hour surveillance.
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