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6 charged in dozens of Goldsboro break-ins

Posted June 10, 2008 12:16 p.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2008 7:49 p.m. EDT

— Six people have been arrested for more than 60 burglaries and thefts from cars, yards and businesses in recent months, authorities said Tuesday.

Brandon Christopher Epps, 19, of 101 Trappers Run Drive in Goldsboro, was charged with felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. He has been released from jail under bond.

John Harley Smith, 20, of 504 Plantation Drive in Goldsboro, was charged with 22 counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

Jonathan James Ammons, 16, of 114 Labonte Drive in Pikeville, was charged with 11 counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and one count each of felony breaking and entering of a business and larceny.

Eugene Moye Jackson, 18, of 269 Perkins Road in Goldsboro, was charged with 11counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

Smith, Ammons and Jackson remained in the Wayne County Jail on Thursday evening.

A 15-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was charged with 45 counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny and one count of first-degree burglary. A 14-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was charged with three counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

The juveniles have been taken to a juvenile detention center in Greenville.

Most of the burglaries occurred in the Fallingbrook, Lane Tree and Buck Swamp neighborhoods at night, authorities said.