Richmond County Daily Journal
Two people have been arrested by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for breaking into vehicles and stealing items while the owners were attending church.
Vaughan Bartlett, 21, and Shannel Allen, 20, both of Pineridge Drive and both unemployed, in 10 cases of breaking and entering motor vehicles stretching back to last year.
The thefts all came while the property-owners were at church, according to arrest reports.
Bartlett is being charged with multiple felonies including 13 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, eight counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and four counts of identity theft. Bartlett is also charged with four misdemeanor larceny counts.
He was given two separate bonds totaling $100,000.
Allen is charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and three misdemeanor counts of larceny. She was released on a written promise to appear in court.
In a separate case, three men were arrested in connection with the theft of a motorcycle. The three were all charged with one count each of felony larceny of a motor vehicle.
They are Tyrone Davis, 33, of Louis Breeden Boulevard, Hamlet; Montes “Moe” Jones, 39, of McArthur Drive, Rockingham; and Kenneth “Lamont” Rush, 36, of Ledbetter Road, Rockingham.
Davis is also charged with a felony count of manufacturing marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to his arrest report, the felony count stems from law enforcement’s discovery of a growing marijuana plant, and the paraphernalia was a set of digital scales.
Other arrests reported by the RCSO include:
n Ebony McLaurin, 29, of York Avenue, Hoffman, was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of storing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.
According to arrest reports, more than three grams of crack cocaine, two grams of marijuana and a small-caliber handgun were seized.
n Jessie “Chuckie” Womble Jr., 41, of Warburton Avenue, Rockingham, was charged with a felony count of common law robbery and a misdemeanor count of assault on a female. He was given a bond of $10,000.
According to arrest reports, cash, a laptop computer, a food stamp card and 30 prescription pills were taken from a female victim.
n Frances King, 20, an inmate of Morrison Correctional Institution, was charged with a felony count of breaking and entering, a felony count of larceny after breaking and entering and a misdemeanor count of injury to real property.
According to arrest reports, $430 worth of items, food stamps and radios were taken from the prison canteen.
Staff Writer Philip D. Brown can be reached at (910) 997-3111 ext. 32, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.