Two Hickory men are accused of larceny from stores in Denver, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release. One of the men also faces drug charges.
According to the release, an off-duty officer reported one of the men loading a generator into a pickup truck at Lowe’s Hardware before driving across the street to Walmart Tuesday night.
Deputies approached the truck around 8:30 p.m. and noticed the driver, identified as Larry Van Clark, making suspicious movements. Officers removed him and proceeded to search the vehicle, the release said.
Several needles, a black pouch and digital scales were found inside the glove compartment. Deputies found various pills and possible illegal drugs inside the pouch, according to the release.
A loaded .22-caliber handgun was also found in the truck, the release said.
Clark, 42, is charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods, possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiracy, carrying a concealed weapon, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule I, possession of a controlled substance schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $43,000 secured bond, the release said.
According to the release, a witness told police that a man and woman left the truck to go inside Walmart. Security and officers located the man as he left the store.
Officers checked the man, identified as Bill Casey Hinson, and found two knives from the sporting goods department, the release said.
Hinson, 42, is charged with misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy. He was placed under a $10,000 secured bond. No charges were filed on the female, the release said.