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Police: Fugitive caught with stolen car

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Police say a phony license plate led them to a stolen car and a wanted man with unserved arrest warrants in Nash and Wilson counties.

Spring Hope police stopped a car on North Louisburg Road around 2 a.m. Jan. 27 due to a fictitious registration plate, according to a news release. Police say the driver, 25-year-old Davis Graham of Wilson, had a suspended license and outstanding warrants.

Court records show Graham has pending charges of misdemeanor larceny and communicating threats in Nash County and felony obtaining property by false pretense, misdemeanor larceny and driving while license revoked in Wilson County.

After Graham’s arrest, police identified the car he was driving as a vehicle reported stolen in Goldsboro on Jan. 15. Police said the ignition switch had been tampered so the car could be started without a key. Spring Hope officers contacted Goldsboro police and had the car impounded for the owner to pick up.

“It is the proactive work of our officers that allows for property to be recovered and fugitives to be apprehended,” a police department news release states. “The Spring Hope Police Department will continue to dedicate ourselves to protecting the lives and property of our citizens as well as others.”

Graham was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license and displaying a fictitious registration plate. He was booked into the Nash County Detention Center in Nashville under a $7,500 secured bond.