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North Carolina Plane Theft Suspect Charged with Felony Larceny

A man accused of stealing a small plane from Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill has been arrested and charged with felony larceny of a privately-owned aircraft.

Curtis Mellot, 46, was arrested at his home on Aug. 18. The plane was found crashed and abandoned on Wildlife Club Road off N.C. 87 between Graham and the Eli Whitney community.

Authorities said when they found crashed plane, the window had been kicked out and the cockpit was covered in blood. A trail of blood led authorities to the forest nearby. According to reports, the plane was either stolen late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

(Source: ABC)

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