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10/22/2019 3:07:00 PM
Iron Station Man Facing Another Break-In Charge
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – An Iron Station man, arrested on October 10, 2019 in connection with break-ins to trailers and vending machines, has been charged with another vending machine break-in.

Leonard Wade Scott Johnson, 53, of Monterey Drive, Iron Station, NC was charged with breaking into a vending machine located at the Boger City Pawn Shop. Detective J. Lail developed Johnson as a suspect and he confessed to breaking into a Coca Cola vending machine and taking approximately $70.00. He was charged with felony breaking and entering a currency operated machine and misdemeanor larceny. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate on October 21, 2019 and placed under an additional $10,000 secured bond that increased his total bond to $170,000 secured.

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Johnson was originally charged with breaking into trailers parked at Cowan’s Ford Community Storage on Rivers Edge Drive, Stanley, NC and to Prestige Car Wash at 445 N NC 16 Business Highway where break-ins to vending machines occurred. He was charged in those cases with four counts of breaking and entering a coin or currency machine, five felony counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, five counts of misdemeanor larceny, one count of felony larceny, one felony count of possession of stolen goods and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen goods, one count of injury to real property and one count of injury to personal property.  He is also under a no bond hold for Lincoln County.

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