Sheriff’s investigators believe they have solved three Sampson County break-ins — two of them dating back to early 2012 — with the arrest of three men Tuesday afternoon.
A Sampson County man was jailed in connection of two of those break-ins; and two Wilson County men were taken into custody in connection with a third. The incidents, said Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope, are not believed to be related.
“Nothing at this time points to them being related in any way,” Pope said.
Michael Faison, 56, of 171 Ruby Lane, Clinton was taken into custody around 1 p.m. Tuesday and charged with two counts each of breaking and entering; larceny after breaking and entering; and possession of stolen goods, all felonies. In addition, one count of felony conspiracy to break and enter was also leveled.
Faison remained in the Sampson County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon under a $100,000 bond.
He is charged with two 2012 break-ins at Crop Production Services, 345 Pugh Road, Clinton. The first break-in occurred on Jan. 6, 2012 when someone broke into the CPS warehouse and took multiple cases of liquid crop spray valued at $12,000. The other break-in occurred on Jan. 11, 2012 and involved the theft of over 80 bags of seed corn with a total estimated value of over $19,000.
Pope said an ongoing investigation during the year, including follow-up and additional information led to the arrest.
No further details on the incidents or what led to Faison as a suspect was available Wednesday.
Faison is expected to make his first appearance in Sampson District Court on those charges Friday, Aug. 30.
Just a few hours after Faison was brought to the Detention Center, two Wilson County men were taken into custody and charged with an Aug. 19 break-in at Jones Pond Lane in Newton Grove.
Christopher Matthew Mayo, 18, of 332 West Oak St., Lucama, and Roman Tyler Brewer, 22, of 4512 Raper Road, Wilson, are both facing felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.
Investigation, Pope said, tied the pair into the Monday afternoon break-in at the Jones Pond Lane residence. In that incident, someone broke the window out of the residence, gained entry and took an assortment of jewelry valued at over $3,000.
Mayo and Brewer were jailed under separate $25,000 bond. According to Sampson Detention Center records Brewer has been released; Mayor remained in jail Wednesday afternoon.
Both are expected to make first appearances in Sampson District Court Friday, Aug. 30.