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Arrest made in Wayne County courthouse break-in

Posted September 28, 2010
Updated September 29, 2010

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— Authorities have arrested a man they say broke into the Wayne County courthouse in Goldsboro and stole electronic equipment.

Brent Daniel Mannis, 27, of Jones County, is accused of stealing items last Friday night or early Saturday from several offices and courtrooms in the building at 224 E. Walnut St.

Most of the stolen items were recovered shortly after the break-in, authorities said.

Mannis was already being held in the Lenoir County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

He was charged Tuesday with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny in connection with the courthouse break-in, authorities said.

Mannis was being held under a $30,000 bond.

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  • purrcard Sep 29, 2010

    Its that time of the year, crimes are increasing because somebody needs a room during the dark cold winter months.

  • stevenalowe Sep 29, 2010

    You can't fix stupid.

  • dare107 Sep 29, 2010

    Well at least he will be able to find his way around the courthouse for his trial!

  • Diabolical Sep 29, 2010

    lol, what a fool. just to steal electronics? Why not go to best buy? HAHA He should be on world's dumbest criminals.