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Calif. man racks up legal trouble in third state after salvage-yard break-in

Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:52:31 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 12 2013 08:25:48 AM EDT

A California man who is wanted by police in South Carolina and on parole in Georgia is now in trouble with the law in Northampton County, officials said.

Reginald D. Braddy was arrested after being found inside J.F.R. Salvage, 6500 Sullivan Trail, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., without permission around 4:05 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

Braddy was taken into custody near a scrap metal storage site with former J.F.R. employee Jeff Farnack, who had been spotted earlier outside the salvage yard by a police officer who knew Farnack was wanted on a felony drug offense, officials said.


When Braddy's rented car was searched, police found $31,900 in cash, officials added.

Court papers show Braddy is wanted on a larceny offense by police in Aiken, S.C., and that he is on parole for manufacturing marijuana in Georgia.

Braddy 29, told police that he lives in Moreno Valley, Calif., and runs a clothing store there, but lately has been staying with his fiancee in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to court papers.

After contacting Northampton County Asst. Dist. Atty. Jim Augustine, officials arraigned Braddy on a charge of felony criminal trespass, and committed him to the Northampton County Prison on $100,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 21.