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Stolen Merchandise Still Left Unclaimed

Posted April 16, 2001

— Thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise is still unclaimed after a theft ring that reached 12 counties. Authorities say they need your help to find the owners.

Speakers, microphones and musical instruments are just some of the merchandise that was stolen from churches and homes. None of it has been claimed yet.

"We have about 50 more items here in Edgecombe County that have been recovered as of yet and the value is probably about $5,000. We're trying to make sure these items get back to their rightful owners," says Sheriff James Knight.

Deputies say Carlton Davis and James "Donnie" Floyd broke into churches and homes in 12 counties. They were arrested two weeks ago after deputies found the loot in Floyd's home near Tarboro.

The items were stolen during the past two-and-a-half months. Authorities say if you believe some of the merchandise may be yours, you should contact your local law enforcement department.

"This way, if you contact your local authorities, they should have some type of report of your items being taken from your residence, or business or church," Knight says.

The two suspects face a growing list of charges. Deputies say the two have confessed to the break-ins. Donnie Floyd is a former roofer. Carlton Davis is a former nurses' assistant.


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