Two men arrested for stealing $350,000 worth of property

The Norwood Police Department arrested two individuals Friday who allegedly stole more than $350,000 worth of property.

Douglas Wayne Mauldin, 29, of Norwood, and Danny Joe Almond, 42, of Albemarle, were arrested and accused of a series of robberies in North and South Carolina that lasted for at least six to 12 months, Norwood Police Chief James Wilson said.

Douglas Wayne Mauldin

Danny Joe Almond

Wilson said Norwood police received a call Thursday night from police in Pageland, S.C. after the GPS on a 2018 Caterpillar skid steer Mauldin and Almond allegedly stole went off.

He said the investigation could “drag out a little bit” because the two suspects crossed state lines.

The police executed several search warrants and discovered numerous stolen items at Mauldin’s residence in Norwood.

The items include a Kenworth dump truck, Eager Beaver tandem trailer, Caterpillar paver and roller, Peterbilt road tractor and a low body tandem trailer.

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau and Stanly County Sheriff’s Office have assisted Norwood Police Department in the investigation.

Mauldin and Almond were taken to the Stanly County Detention Center and held under a $3,000 bond, but Almond has since been released.

Additional charges are pending in the case.