A neighbor, who allegedly witnessed a man attempting to break into a Staten Hall Lane residence Wednesday afternoon, gave such a spot-on description of the suspect and what he was wearing to investigators that it led to the man’s arrest.
Nicholas Burgess, 20, of 96 Rosie Lane, was charged with breaking and entering and larceny. Burgess was placed under a $5,000 secured bond and given a trial date of Oct. 28.
According to reports from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the residence where the neighbor reported that they had just witnessed a man attempting to gain access to the home through a side window. The window was broken out, but nothing was reportedly taken.
The eyewitness gave a description of the suspect down to the shoes he was wearing. Through investigation, Burgess was questioned. When investigators questioned the suspect for some three hours later, he was wearing the identical items the neighbor had noted in the description and was arrested.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Burgess has one previous conviction, possession of stolen goods, from May 2011.
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