Two Arrested After Thefts of Saddles
Moore County Sheriff's Investigators have charged two men in connection with break-ins and thefts of saddles from residences near Southern Pines.
Lee Montana Atkins, 21, of the 100 block of Tella Drive, Southern Pines, and Mario Dockery, 30, of the 1700 block of Stubby Oaks Road, Aberdeen, face three counts each of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony possession of stolen goods.
Both were arrested on Oct. 12.
Atkins received a $1,500.00 secured bond and Dockery received a $10,00o secured bond and both were placed in the Moore County Detention Center. They are both scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court in Carthage N.C. on Nov. 3.
The arrests stemmed from an investigation into a Sept. 27 report by Alexandria Huntley of a break-in in the Southern Pines area of Moore County.
Huntley advised that her barn had been entered and that one of her horse saddles was taken. During the investigation it was determined a second break in had occurred to a barn owned by Phyllis Hinton also in the Southern Pines area of Moore County. Mrs. Hinton reported she also had a horse saddle taken. Investigators later recovered both saddles from a pawn shop in Richmond County which lead to the arrest of two suspects.
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