Rockingham men charged in Aberdeen theft

Jeremy Ray Ard, left, and Harry Luther Heaton II



ABERDEEN — Two Rockingham men were arrested Friday night on trespassing and theft charges.

Aberdeen police charged Jeremy Ray Ard, 22, of 1301 Village Green Acres, and Harry Luther Heaton II, 30, of 119 N. Long Drive, in connection with a Wednesday theft. Ard also faces charges in a May 23 theft.

Ard was charged with three counts of first-degree trespassing, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of misdemeanor probation violation. He was booked into the Moore County Detention Center in Carthage under a combined $5,000 secured bond.

Heaton faces two counts of first-degree trespassing and one count of misdemeanor larceny. He was jailed on a $2,000 secured bond.

Ard is listed as a probation absconder on the N.C. Department of Public Safety website. He was convicted March 30 on Richmond County charges of hit and run, reckless driving and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and was sentenced to 12 months’ probation.

Ard’s previous convictions include larceny, possession of stolen goods, selling a Schedule V controlled substance, drug possession, resisting a public officer and possession of a counterfeit controlled substance.

Heaton is on active probation following October 2014 convictions of speeding to elude arrest in a motor vehicle resulting in death and Level 2 driving while impaired in Richmond County. He has previous convictions of larceny, possession of stolen goods, receiving stolen goods and selling or delivering a Schedule III controlled substance.

Both men are due in Moore County District Court July 14 on the Aberdeen charges.