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Two Salisbury men charged for stealing from I-85 construction site

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Ronald Breithaupt, left, and Heflin Domke Ronald Breithaupt, left, and Heflin Domke
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Two Salisbury men face charges in Davidson County for stealing $45,000 worth of metal from a construction site on I-85.

On Tuesday Ronald Breithaupt, 26, of Salisbury, was stopped and arrested by police in Spencer.  Brian William Heflin Domke, 30, of Salisbury, was arrested Wednesday night in Rowan County.

In a press release, deputies in Davidson County say that the men "had stolen several thousand pounds of metal from a construction site on Interstate 85 in Linwood."  Both men were charged with felony larceny from a construction site.  Breithaupt was held in Davidson County on $7,500 bond.

Investigators say the men stole approximately 6500 steel rebar rods from the site.  The suspects then took the steel and tried to sell it.  Domke was charged on 14 counts of obtaining property by false pretense.  Investigators say he went to sell the steel thirteen times at Holmes Iron and Metal in E. Spencer, and once at T.H. Davis in Rowan County.

Domke was also charged in Rowan County with failure to register as a sex offender and misdemeanor larceny.  Bond for Domke is set at $32,500.

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