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Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

22-year-old Nickey Jon Dula of Tammy Lane in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods. He’s also charged with misdemeanor damage to property.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday an officer responded to a report of a vehicle theft on West Meeting Street. The victim said he left his vehicle running outside while locking up at the Burke County History Museum. After locking the doors he realized the vehicle was gone.

Nickey Dula was identified as the suspect and was arrested at his home shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under no bond pending a Thursday (April 4) District Court date.

[photo of Dula courtesy of Burke P2C website]