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Goldsboro man arrested in five vehicle break-ins

Posted December 11, 2008 6:41 p.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2008 10:00 a.m. EST

— Goldsboro police arrested a man in five vehicle break-ins that began in August and in which at least $2,500 worth of property was stolen.

Investigator Dwayne Bevell secured warrants charging William Jonah Graham, 28, of 215 E. Holly St., with five counts of breaking into and entering a motor vehicle, four counts of larceny and two counts of possession of stolen goods.

The first break-in occurred in a church parking lot at 1216 Parkway Drive the morning of Aug. 17. The victim said property worth $755 was stolen from his car, and a TV monitor was damaged.

A woman told police she left her car unlocked in a convenience store lot at 2101 Wayne Memorial Drive on Oct. 11. About $545 worth of property was taken from her car.

The windows of three cars were broken in a parking lot Wayne Community College the evening of Nov. 13. Property worth approximately $1,200 was stolen.

Investigators recovered about $1,000 worth of property and returned it to the victims.

Graham was being held in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $55,000 secured bond.

He was on probation from a 2006 conviction for manslaughter by motor vehicle in Maryland.