Two Lexington men in jail face additional charges

cwinston@thestate.comSeptember 17, 2013 

— Two 26-year-old Lexington men already sitting in jail are now facing additional charges of receiving stolen goods.

Travis Leon Horton, of Bluefield Road, and Charles Heyward Spires Jr., of Boiling Springs Lane, were charged Tuesday with possessing a Craftsman riding lawnmower, a 9-mm Diamondback handgun and a motorcycle license plate. All three items had been reported stolen. Both men now face an additional count of receiving stolen goods.

Horton was held Tuesday on a bail of $105,000. Spires’ bail totaled $47,130.

Detectives found all three items — the lawnmower stolen a Lexington home, the handgun stolen from a Pelion home and the license plate stolen from a Lexington home —at Horton’s home while executing a search warrant.

Horton is already charged with operating a meth lab at his home, possessing heroin, possessing marijuana, unlawfully possessing four handguns and unlawfully possessing a prescription painkiller. He was charged Sept. 4.

Spires was charged Sept. 7 with possessing four stolen fishing boats and trailers, stealing two electric guitars, one acoustic guitar and a flat-screen TV.

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