A 19-year-old Garland man is facing three felony charges after allegedly being involved in a break-in and larceny that took place earlier this month.
Caleb Dakota Santiago, 19, of 192 Robinson Road, Garland, was charged with breaking and entering; larceny of a firearm; and possession of a stolen firearm after his arrest Thursday around 2:15 p.m.
According to reports from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 2, a Sampson County resident returned to her home, located on Leaf Lane, just north of Ingold, to find her front door had been pried open. Inside she discovered that some of her jewelry and a firearm had been stolen.
After weeks of investigation, Santiago was linked to the crime. Warrants were issued for his arrest Thursday morning and he was in custody by the afternoon. He didn’t stay at the Sampson County Detention Center long, however. He was charged, given a $15,000 unsecured bond, a trial date of Sept. 28, and was released.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Santiago has no previous convictions.
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