Men Charged With Breaking Into Chicken Houses, Stealing Wire
Two men have been arrested in a string of larcenies from chicken houses where electrical wiring was removed, according to a release from the Moore County Sheriff's Office.
Keith Alexander Marsh, 33, of 234 Outlaw Lane, Harnett County, was arrested Thursday and Brian Lee Pilson, 32, of 2221 Cypress Church Road, Cameron, was arrested Friday by Sheriff's Office investigators, according to the release.
The two are charged in thefts that occurred between Jan. 3 and Feb. 23.
The first occurred in the White Hill community, where approximately 9,000 feet of electrical wiring was removed, with an estimated $7,000 in damages. The same chicken houses were broken into on Jan. 5, with 500 feet of aluminum wiring removed, according to the release.
On Feb. 14, chicken houses in the Carthage area were reportedly broken into with approximately 2,700 feet of wiring removed, valued at $1,200. On Feb. 19, a Cameron man reported that his chicken houses had been broken into and electrical wiring removed, producing an estimated $13,500 in damages. On Feb. 23, a Robbins resident reported that 23,400 feet of electrical wiring had been removed, causing an estimated $10,000 in damages, according to the release.
Marsh was charged with five counts of felony breaking and entering, five counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering and five counts of felony possession of stolen goods, according to the release.
Pilson was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering and two counts of felony possession of stolen goods, according to the release.
The investigation is still ongoing, according to the release.
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