A North Carolina man was jailed on multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a residence and stealing several firearms and a vehicle.
On October 20, a home near the Catawba River in the city of Lincolnton was reportedly broken into while the residents were not home.
A family member of the homeowners saw that the front and basement doors were open, but they knew the residents were out. They notified the authorities about the situation, and officers were sent to the address.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the home and decided to walk around and inspect the premises.
When they looked inside, they saw items were overturned and thrown around, and they believed the residence had been burglarized. They believed six guns were stolen by the perpetrator.
The residents had a Chevrolet Suburban parked outside, and upon noticing that it was missing, the deputies asserted that the thief had taken it.
A news release from the sheriff’s office said that “A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) was sent out to neighboring law enforcement agencies in a 50-mile radius of Lincoln County” for assistance in finding the suspect quickly.
Officers from the Cherryville Police Department reported that they noticed the Suburban in a Walmart parking lot. A 28-year-old man from Cherryville was reportedly driving the vehicle, and someone was in the passenger’s seat.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center. He may face charges of felony breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and felony possession of a firearm.
He is being held on a $30,000 secured bond, and he is scheduled to appear in court on November 10.
The passenger was released after being questioned.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.