During the July 10th term of Moore County Superior Court, three men received active prison sentences for their roles in separate property crime investigations.
In the first case, Jonathan Vaughn of Southern Pines, pled guilty to fourteen counts of financial identity theft, one county of obtaining property by false pretense, one count of financial card theft and one count of breaking into a motor vehicle. Vaughn was sentenced to an active term of imprisonment of 19 months minimum to 32 months maximum, followed by another active term of 19-32 months in the Department of Corrections.
The multi-jurisdictional investigation involved officers from the Aberdeen Police Department, Southern Pines Police Department and the Pinehurst Police Department. The State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Craig Slagle.
In the second case, Bradley Hill of Southern Pines, pled guilty to obtaining property by false pretense. Hill was sentenced to an active term of imprisonment of 8 months minimum to 19 months maximum in the Department of Corrections, followed by another 8-19 month active sentence for a violation of probation.
Detective Jerico Lowery of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation and recovered stolen property in the case.
In the third case, Tashaun Cheek of Asheboro, pled guilty to felony larceny. Cheek was sentenced to 8 months minimum to 19 months maximum in the Department of Corrections.
This was a retail theft investigation conducted by Detective Randy Plowman of the Aberdeen Police Department.