Last updated: June 02. 2014 4:19PM - 3264 Views
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One of two Sampson County residents remained behind bars Monday afternoon facing three felonies tied to a break-in of an area farm operation. The second person connected to the crime was charged but released under a $5,000 secured bond.

Kendall Jordan McCullen, 19, of 2116 Warren Mill Road, Newton Grove was placed under his own $5,000 bond and remained in the Sampson Detention Center late Monday, charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing/concealing stolen property.

Kymberly Nicole, Daws, 19, of the same Warren Mill Road address, faces identical felony charges. She bonded out earlier, according to Sheriff’s Department reports.

The pair were arrested Friday afternoon following an investigation that led officers to suspect them in the May 29 break-in of TDM Farms, located on West Darden Road.

In that break-in, reports show that an estimated $50,000 worth of farm equipment had been taken.

According to Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith, investigators were able to find enough probable cause to arrest the two following the preliminary investigation the day before they were taken into custody.

“We have a very dedicated and hard-working group of employees, each who take their job seriously,” Smith said when contacted Monday afternoon. “This hard work and dedication is what helped to solve this case and others like it. I cannot praise our officers enough for the job they do each and every day for the citizens of Sampson County.”

Both McCullen and Daws are expected to make first appearances in Sampson District Court on the felonies charges June 6.

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