Newton Grove man arrested in break-ins

By: By Chris Berendt -

A Newton Grove man with a criminal past is behind bars again following felony break-in charges leveled against him in two counties, as well as a slew of offenses for failing to appear on other charges.

Brandon Lee Warren, 23, of 510 Johnston Hwy., Newton Grove, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possessing/concealing stolen property on Wednesday, stemming from a May 10 break-in on Moltonville Road. His bond was set at $15,000 secured for those felony charged, served at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.

According to sheriff’s reports, on May 10, the victim reported that someone had entered their residence at the 2000 block of Moltonville Road and removed jewelry and electronic devices worth approximately $2,800. After an investigation into the incident the suspect, Warren was taken into custody and charged with the incident, Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed Thursday.

Earlier this month, on July 8, Warren was taken into custody by Sampson authorities and charged on warrants out of Johnston County with breaking and entering and larceny. Those Johnston warrants were issued November 2014.

He also received two counts of felony probation violation and failure to appear on charges of attempting to break and enter a building, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Those warrants were issued in December 2014 and January 2015.

Bond for Warren, who has an alternate address in the sheriff’s database on Rosin Hill Road, Newton Grove, was set at $140,000 upon his July 8 arrest. This is not the first time Warren has been arrested on breaking and entering charges, according to court documents.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Warren has previous convictions in Sampson of felony breaking and entering in 2010, speeding to elude arrest in 2013 and child abuse with intent to inflict serious bodily injury in October 2014. Warren was given suspended sentences and probation in all three felony cases, with the most recent sentence on the child abuse charge coming with two years’ probation, court records show. Warren’s probationary status is listed as “active.”


By Chris Berendt

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