Charges Pile Up Against Man Arrested in Theft
An arrest by Southern Pines police of an Aberdeen man for allegedly breaking into a car resulted in several charges.
It also resulted in 17 additional charges not related to the break-in.
Sean Leon Watson, 41, of Magnolia Drive, was arrested by police March 29. Officers were dispatched to the scene of a breaking and entering a motor vehicle on Southwest Broad Street in Southern Pines on March 29 where the victim reported that someone had broken a window in her vehicle to gain entry, and then removed her purse and contents from the vehicle.
Later that evening, Watson was apprehended after Moore County Sheriff's deputies observed Watson acting in a suspicious manner at a local bank.
Based on the breaking and entering incidence, Watson has been charged with breaking and entering motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, financial card theft, financial card fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia by Southern Pines police.
The Moore County Sheriff's Office has lodged many more charges against Watson, including 15 charges of simple worthless check and two charges of unauthorized used of a motor vehicle.
His total bail has been set at $61,000.
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