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41-year-old Tony Allen Causby of Amherst Road in Morganton was arrested last Thursday (October 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods and misdemeanor resist, delay, or obstruct a public officer.
At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday a Public Safety Officer responded to the Penny Patch Produce & Garden Center on East Fleming Drive in Morganton in reference to a robbery. According to published reports, police say that Causby pulled the store’s cash register from a counter and ran out of the store with it in his possession.
The responding officer was told that there was an individual walking alongside East Fleming Drive who looked like the suspect and he took that man into custody following a foot pursuit. The cash register was reportedly found in an area adjacent to the railroad tracks running along East Fleming Drive.
Causby, who had a previously filed charge of misdemeanor larceny pending against him in Burke County, was taken to the Burke County Jail where he was incarcerated. Causby was initially placed under a 48-hour-hold or until the first judge becomes available. He was not listed as an inmate as of earlier today (October 23). District Court dates are scheduled for this Thursday (October 26), and November 9.