Two people have been arrested, and another taken into custody on out-of-county warrants, following investigation into a break-in and jewelry theft from a home in northern Sampson County.
On March 10, Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 29 Archie Lee Road in reference to a breaking and entering and larceny. The owners told deputies they had returned home to discover their home broken into and over $5,000 in jewelry stolen. Investigators were subsequently able to track down nearly $3,000 worth of the stolen jewelry and return it to the victims.
Further investigation as well as information from members of the community were able to lead to two arrests in connection with the incident. Those arrests came Friday, just eight days after the break-in was reported.
On Friday, investigators responded to 1491 N. Spring Branch Road, Dunn, and arrested Joshua David Core, 31, of that address, and Ashley Renee Gainey, 29, of 400 S. 11th St. Erwin. While at the residence more stolen property was recovered, sheriff’s authorities reported.
Both suspects were charged with breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Bond was set at $30,000 apiece.
Additionally, Jody Kennedy, 32, of 1500 N. Spring Branch Road, was at residence and was taken into custody on outstanding warrants from Cumberland County.
“This is yet another example of how well our community works with law enforcement within Sampson County,” Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said in a prepared statement. “Our citizenry are a huge asset to our agency and we are thankful for such a good working relationship.”
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