SOUTHERN PINES–A local car dealer is facing 83 charges of felony obtaining property by false pretenses in connection with selling vehicles before he had a title or before it had been paid for. According to the Pilot, a spokesperson for the state DMV said Steven Ray Jones, 55, of Southern Pines, is the owner of Steve Jones Honda on U.S. 15-501, in Aberdeen. He was arrested by DMV investigators Thursday morning. In all, he is facing 160 charges. He is also charged with 77 misdemeanors. Marge Howell of the DMV said she didn’t know whether the charges were related to new or used vehicles.
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