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Two charged with stealing from numerous Durham County churches

Posted December 8, 2012

— The Durham County Sheriff's Office has charged two men who allegedly stole copper and other parts from numerous churches and other public buildings in Rougemont and Bahama throughout November. 

Arthur Lenward Jenkins, 43, and Antonio Eggleton, 39, both of 5690 Oxford Road in Timberlake, face dozens of charges ranging from felony breaking and entering to attempted larceny. 

Jenkins was arrested Wednesday faces a total of 48 counts in connection with as many six thefts of air conditioning units and parts. He was in the Durham County jail Saturday under a $220,000 bond. 

Eggleton, who is in Central Prison in Raleigh under a $210,000 bond, was arrested Nov. 30. He faces eight counts, including three felony larceny charges.

According to investigators, Jenkins and Eggleton stole from the following locations:

  • Kingdon Hall Jehovah's Witness
  • Red Mountain Baptist Church
  • Praise and Deliverance Church
  • New Red Mountain Missionary Baptist Church
  • Bahama Ruritan Club
  • Knap of Reeds Masonic Lodge

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