Nephew, uncle steal cars from vacant lot

A nephew and uncle were taken into custody Wednesday after police said they stole vehicles from a vacant lot and sold them.

Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Aaron Hannsz said both men had been subcontracted to help with an eviction at the 1800 block of Harvard Hill Court and were aware that two vehicles had been left in the lot while the owner made arrangements to move them.

Police said Kristopher Lin­dsey Dunn, 23, removed a vehicle from the yard, and the vehicle was later discovered by the owner at Dunn's residence. Police said Dunn and the owner had a verbal agreement that she would not press charges as long as Dunn would allow her to leave the vehicle there in the meantime.

However, Dunn sold the vehicle without permission on June 23 to CMC Recycling, Hannsz said. Charges against Dunn include theft by taking a motor vehicle.

Stanley Duane Dunn, 56, removed the remaining vehicle from the lot on June 25 and sold it to CMC Recycling, Hannsz said. Both suspects told officers they didn't know about the other's actions.