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Six arrested in Chatham break-in ring

Posted December 29, 2011

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— Chatham County sheriff's deputies arrested six men last week who they believe have operated a break-in ring in the western part of the county.

Maj. Gary Blakenship said a long-term investigation revealed that the men conspired together to break into homes and businesses and then sell the stolen property.

Investigators made the following arrests:

  • Joe Brady, 74, of 436 Greenhill Road in Siler City: charged with seven counts of felony conspiracy, six counts of receiving stolen property, one count of possession of stolen property; $10,000 secured bond
  • Brian Everwine, 39, of 103 High Forty Road in Bennett: charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property
  • Daniel Everwine, 44, of 99 Bradford Rodgers Lane in Siler City: charged with felony larceny and breaking and entering; $1,000 secured bond
  • Joseph "Jody" Greene, 35, of 8108 Siler City-Glendon Road in Bear Creek: charged with five counts of felony larceny, two counts each of breaking and entering and felony conspiracy, and one count of possession of stolen property; $10,000 secured bond
  • Phillip Mayo, 40, of 993 Piney Grove Church Road in Siler City: charged with four counts each of felony larceny, breaking and entering and conspiracy; $15,000 secured bond
  • Royce Morgan, 32, of 8108 Siler City-Glendon Road in Bear Creek: felony larceny and breaking and entering; $2,500 secured bond

All six men were scheduled to appear in court Jan. 9.

At the time of his arrest, Brian Everwine was already incarcerated on a nearly 3-year sentence for seven break-in, burglary and larceny-related charges, according to state Department of Correction records. Those crimes occurred in June and July – a few months after his February release after serving nearly two years on a string of break-in convictions.

Morgan was also on probation for June break-ins in Chatham County, records state.

Five of the suspects – not including Brady – have been convicted of break-in, burglary or theft-related crimes in the past three years, according to DOC records.

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  • bearfan Dec 29, 2011

    Gee Smokewagon... you talk about the liberal justice system... but you wont raise taxes to build jails and hire guards... make up your mind !!!

  • mewuvbb Dec 29, 2011

    Kudos for the Law Enforcement! More work for them when the court lets them go. Think we need a New DA and Judges for Chatham County. Remember who you vote for when New Election Starts.

  • rednek Dec 29, 2011

    Maybe the next home they break into will be occupied and the occupant will invoke the castle doctrine and give them the justice they deserve.

  • not my real name Dec 29, 2011

    Dang, Joe's a little long in the tooth to be involved in such nonsense. I guess SSI aint what it used to be. Well, he'll be confortable now and all his medical expenses will be covered. I wonder is this has been a lifelong career and he's now just getting caught or if this is a recent development? Hummmm......

  • sunshine1040 Dec 29, 2011

    Gee maybe if they actually served time they might learn their lesson but then again maybe they would like to get better health care without the medicare co pays and higher cost of meds and they can get that in jail

  • SmokeWagon Dec 29, 2011

    ..."Five of the suspects have been convicted of break-in, burglary or theft-related crimes in the past three years, according to DOC records...."

    Good ol' NC liberal justice system...a revolving door that lawyers just LOVE...!!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 29, 2011

    Wonder what they do for a living?

  • snshine62d Dec 29, 2011

    Thank God for Chathams finest. I'm glad to hear that the the theifs were caught. It makes me so mad that people break in and take the things that you've worked so hard for and then sell it for a 1/4 of what it's worth.

  • hunter38 Dec 29, 2011

    rough looking bunch....but its N.C. they will only get probation and will be breaking in homes well into the new year