2 charged after being caught on video hiding baseball bats in pants, Holly Springs police say

Wake County News

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) — Two men who were caught on camera stuffing baseball bats down their pants at a Holly Springs sports store over the summer are now charged, officials say.

The men were seen on video shoving the bats down their pants in Play it Again Sports in Holly Springs store back in late June 2018, officials say.

The store’s security cameras captured two thieves stealing three baseball bats worth $350 each on June 30, 2018, officials said.

“They stole over $1,000 worth of merchandise from us,” said Erin Pare, owner of Play it Again Sports in Holly Springs.

Now, Holly Springs police say they have nabbed the pair, police say.

“Thank you to all of our friends, neighbors, and people we’ve never met who shared the video – you are directly responsible for the leads that resulted in their capture,” the Facebook message said.

Kelly Eugene Hoggard, 36, is charged with felony larceny.

Clay Edgar Williamson, 28, is charged with conspiracy to commit felony larceny.

The business posted the mugshots and arrest information on their Facebook page on Thursday.

Both men are being held in the Alamance County Jail.

 They were already in that county’s jail facing other unrelated charges when they were charged in the Holly Springs case, police said.

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