Three Charged in Break-ins
Acting on the descriptions of a suspicious vehicle, Moore County Sheriff’s deputies have apprehended three individuals and charged them in connection with four Jackson Springs break-ins.
Christopher Scott Thomley, 21, of the 200 block of Foxcroft Drive, Jackson Springs; Sarah Kaitland Chesney, 18, of the 300 block of Westbrook Road, Sanford; and Robin Leonard Whitt Jr., 22, of the 1200 block of Burns Drive, are also charged with four counts each of felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.
The arrests stemmed from information gathered from break-ins reported on Feb. 21 and 22 to residences in Jackson Springs and West End. Victims reported guns, televisions, jewelry, computers, electronic equipment, video games and coins were taken. Entry to the homes were made by kicking in doors, according to a release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
Citizens in the area of the break-ins gave a description of a suspicious vehicle in the area at the time of the crimes. Witnesses reported seeing a white passenger car, possibly a convertible or having a black vinyl top, with a young white male driver. Witnesses also told authorities they believed there was more than one person involved in the break-ins, and they were possibly also young white males.
On Feb. 22, a car matching the description of the vehicle was stopped by a member of the Sheriff’s Department’s narcotics unit.
Chesney was detained during the stop, while Thomley and Whitt fled into the woods off N.C. 73 near West End.
After an intense, two-hour search that involved more than 20 deputies, the two male suspects where apprehended crossing Carthage Road near the intersection of McKenzie Mill Road.
The three subjects were arrested and charged as a result of the vehicle stop and a search of Thomley’s residence.
All three were placed in the Moore County jail under a $100,000 secured bond, with their first court appearance set for March 8 in Moore County District Court.
Chesney was also wanted at the time of her arrest for failure to appear in Lee County on other charges.
Moore County investigators are continuing to look into the case, and more charges could result.
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