Man arrested twice in 1 week


ROCKINGHAM — A man arrested on theft charges earlier last week was back behind bars at the end of the week, accused of stealing pills.

According to an arrest warrant, 23-year-old Matthew Dale Knight of Cox Street, Rockingham, broke into a Gardenia Street home on May 13 and stole 16 Opana pills.

Opana, listed as a Schedule II controlled substance is an opioid used for treating pain, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Knight was arrested by Richmond County sheriff’s deputies on Friday and charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

The previous Tuesday, Knight was arrested on misdemeanor larceny charges for allegedly going into Lowe’s on May 8 and 9, stealing a DeWalt five-tool combo kit — valued at $549 — each day.

Online court records show Knight is facing another misdemeanor larceny charge in Richmond County and one in Scotland County.

According to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Knight has been convicted on felony larceny and possession of stolen goods charges as well as several misdemeanors.

William R. Toler