The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said an alert resident helped deputies arrest three teens in connection with an alleged residential break-in and larceny Tuesday.
Investigators said a resident called 911 and reported seeing a black Ford F-150 truck leaving an unoccupied residence. The caller provided the sheriff’s office with a description of the truck and the license tag number, and they reported seeing items in the back of the truck that might have been taken from the residence.
Deputies spotted the truck on Jay Stafford Lane and said they found several metal items in the bed of the truck. Investigators said the metal in the truck was very similar to metal roofing that was missing from the residence.
The teens were each charged with three counts of felony breaking and entrering and three counts of felony larceny, deputies said. They were identified as Jacob Dillon Thomas, 17, of Stony Point; Malik Stewart, 19, of Taylorsville; and William Harold Sherrick, 17, of Taylorsville. Thomas was driving the truck, authorities said.
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A fourth teen was in the truck at the time of the arrest, but deputies said she was not involved in the alleged crimes.
The three suspects were jailed under $30,000 bond and will make their first court appearances Monday, authorities said.