Charlotte man charged in Stanly theft

A Charlotte man faces several charges in connection with the theft of a GPS unit from a state office, according to authorities in Stanly County.

The sheriff’s office said Charles Thomas Cole, 26, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Friday. He was charged with two felonies – breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering – and misdemeanor injury to real property.

According to investigators, the N.C. Forest Service reported in May that someone had broken into the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center and stolen a GPS system worth $6,200. Deputies said the investigation led them to Cole as a suspect.

He is scheduled for a first court appearance Oct. 6 in Albemarle.