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3 charged with felony larceny after break-in

BAKERSVILLE – Community involvement on social media helped officers with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office arrest three people wanted in connection with felony larceny. 

Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street posted surveillance photos on Facebook of a break-in at a residence on Shootout Mountain in Buladean and asked the public for help identifying the intruders.

Street said within 30 minutes of posting the request, several people identified a person in one of the photos, and it led to  Lt. Det C.C. Hobson and Lt. J.D. English making the following arrests:

Andrew Paul Jackson, 19, of 1021 Hughes Gap Road, Bakersville, was arrested and charged with felony larceny. He is being held in jail on a $5,000 secured bond;

Jeremy Chad Honeycutt, 42, of 1087 Hughes Gap Road, Bakersville, was arrested and charged with felony larceny and felony receiving stolen property. Honeycutt is being in jail on a $15,000 secured bond; and

Janie Estelle Murphy, 39, of 462 Champ Young Road, Burnsville, was arrested and charged with felony larceny. Murphy is being held in jail on a $5,000 secured bond.

Jackson, Honeycutt and Murphy are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, July 17.

The MItchell News

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