Owner of Trucking Business Arrested for Larceny of Trailer
On May 25, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing Darrell Andrews Trucking trailer. The trailer was ultimately located by New York State Police. Investigators were able to track the trailer and found it had switched possession through several different companies since it was reported stolen. It was also discovered that trucking company Blu Express had the Andrews Trucking logos covered and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate removed. Blu Express then rented out the trailer to another trucking company.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has charged the owner of Blu Express, Dominique Cortez, 45, of 614 Ashburn Lane, Durham, NC, with felony larceny and injury to personal property. Cortez was given a $5,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court on October 23.