Investigation at auto sales business leads to arrests in catalytic converter thefts, sheriff says


Two men in Stanly County are facing dozens of charges in connection with an investigation into catalytic converter thefts and a local auto sales business, the sheriff’s office said.

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On Tuesday, detectives with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and Narcotics division finished up an investigation into several catalytic converter thefts in the county.

Sarch warrants were executed at Huneycutt Auto Sales and Wrecker Service, at 907 West Main Street and at 121 Harwood Street, both in Albemarle.

Investigators arrested and charged Richard Stephen Huneycutt and Haywood Richardson following the search.

Richard Huneycutt was charged with 29 counts of felony conspiracy, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance, trafficking opium/heroin and possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV controlled substance.


Haywood Richardson was charged with 29 counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts, 29 counts of injury to property to obtain non-ferrous metals and 29 counts of felony conspiracy.

Their first court appearance is on Monday.


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