GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A North Carolina state trooper was arrested Saturday after he was accused of stealing about $5,000 in gym equipment from a Gastonia YMCA.
Police say 44-year-old Jerome John Letcavage has been charged with felony larceny.
Items reported stolen from the Warlick Family YMCA included weights and resistance bands with a value in excess of $5,000, according to Gastonia police.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Letcavage is a 22-year veteran assigned to Troop H in Gaston County. He has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation.
Letcavage was taken to the Gaston County Jail and was released on a written promise.