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Deputies: Nebo man charged with stealing car, scrapping for cash

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Gary Patterson  Jr. (McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office) Gary Patterson Jr. (McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office)
MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Nebo man has been charged after deputies said he stole a car and then scrapped it for cash.

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said the victim reported letting a female acquaintance borrow his 1998 Honda Prelude on Jan. 8.

Detectives said 35-year-old Gary Patterson Jr. then stole the car from Dysartsville and sold it for $279.40.

The sheriff's office charged Patterson with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense.

The Prelude was crushed.

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