Authorities say they have found a rare and valuable classic car that was stolen from a Salisbury lot five months ago.
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – one of only 800 that were made – was discovered hidden in a storage building Friday in Davidson County, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Now, authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with the case.
The car was among several vehicles reported stolen on April 24 from a lot on Mooresville Road in Salisbury.
Observer news partner WCNC-TV reported that the Mustang could be worth up to about $200,000, depending on its condition.
The Sheriff’s Office said it later received information that the Mustang was in Davidson County.
On Friday, investigators working with deputies in Davidson County went to a storage building in Linwood, located just south of Lexington and about 20 miles away from where the car was stolen. Inside, they found the car.
The Sheriff’s Office said it has warrants for the arrest of Daryl Lewis Lyerly, 31, of Davidson County.
Anyone with information about the case or Lyerly’s whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 704-216- 8740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.