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Man arrested after Wayne County barn break-in

Posted December 18, 2012 11:19 a.m. EST

— A 19-year-old Goldsboro man was charged Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a barn, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies responded to a call Tuesday of a suspicious person near Bridge Drive and found Joseph Lee Gurganus Jr. walking on Capps Bridge Road. Deputies said they patted down the suspect and found stolen property on him and on the ground nearby.

Gurganus allegedly admitted to breaking into a barn, and the victim identified the stolen property. The property was returned, and Gurganus was arrested.

He was charged with second-degree burglary, felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He was held in the Wayne County jail under a $25,000 bond.