Man receives more theft charges


A Clinton man charged last week in connection with a break-in and theft of car parts from a Roseboro residence has now been linked to a similar theft at a neighboring home just a couple days before, sheriff’s authorities said.

Tony Edward Blue, 29, of 1115 Warren Road, Clinton, has been charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing/concealing stolen property. He received $25,000 secured bond for the offenses.

According to Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith, the charges brought this week stem from an investigation into a break-in reported on May 19 at 3429 Penny Tew Mill Road, during which more than $1,200 in car parts were stolen.

“The investigation led to enough probable cause to charge the listed suspect with the larceny,” Smith stated.

Just last week, Blue was charged in connection with a break-in on the same road that reportedly occurred May 22. Blue was arrested at the 3400 block of Penny Tew Mill Road, Roseboro, in connection with that incident, reported just an hour earlier.

“During the breaking and entering several automotive parts were reported stolen, with an estimated value of $1,000,” Smith stated of the May 22 incident. “The investigation led investigators to the arrested subject.”

Blue was given $21,000 secured bond for those offenses. On Thursday, Smith noted that the incidents, although similar, were separate.

“These were separate incidents and involved different locations, where the same suspect was responsible for the crime,” he said.