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Social media aids locating camper stolen Thursday morning from Cox’s Creek

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, to a home on Deatsville Road on a complaint of the theft of a camper.

MATTHEW C. NEIDIG

The Deatsville Road resident told officers she noticed that her 2008 Puma camper was gone when she arrived home from taking her child to school. Deputies searched the area but found no evidence. They entered the information from the camper in the national crime database.

The camper’s owner used Facebook to post information about the camper and asked for help locating it. A short time later, a person contacted Louisville Metro Police and provided information on the camper’s location. Police responded to that location and found the camper, along with a stolen Ford pickup truck. They also located a suspect who they believe was involved in the thefts.

LMPD officers took Matthew C. Neidig, 31, of Louisville into custody. He was arrested and faces charges that include three counts of receiving stolen property over $10,000; fleeing or evading police, second-degree (on foot); trafficking in controlled substances; possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine) (2 counts); obscuring the identity of a machine, $10,000 or more; tampering with physical evidence (2 counts); escape, second-degree; probation violation (2 counts); possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to appear (5 counts); possession controlled substance, first-degree (heroin); operating on a suspended operators license; no insurance; failure to register transfer of vehicle.

Neidig was lodged in the Louisville Metro Corrections facility.

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