BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Investigators with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office do not plan to file charges against Tommy Ray Bolton for anything related to toys found in his pickup truck after his arrest Monday night in Navassa.
Investigators said Navassa Police attempted to stop the vehicle Monday night, but the driver did not stop, and after a short chase officers apprehended and arrested Bolton.
Several toys were found in the truck, and an American Red Cross magnet was stuck to the side of the vehicle. In an email news release Monday, the Sheriff's Office called the incident a "possible scam", saying "numerous toys were found in the truck and are believed to be donations from the community who believed the subjects were with the American Red Cross".
Navassa Police have charged Bolton with several traffic-related offenses, and with possession of stolen property related to the Red Cross magnet which was earlier reported stolen. Navassa Police are not charging Bolton with anything related to the toys found in the pickup truck.