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Stolen Merchandise Still Left Unclaimed

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EDGECOMBE COUNTY — Thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise isstill unclaimed after a theft ring that reached12 counties. Authorities say they need your help to find the owners.

Speakers, microphones and musicalinstruments are just some of the merchandise that was stolen fromchurches and homes. None of it has been claimed yet.

"We have about 50 more items here in EdgecombeCounty that have been recovered as of yet andthe value is probably about $5,000. We're trying to make sure theseitems get back to theirrightful owners," says Sheriff James Knight.

Deputies say Carlton Davis and James "Donnie"Floyd broke into churches and homes in 12counties. They were arrested two weeks ago after deputiesfound the loot in Floyd's home near Tarboro.

The items were stolen during the past two-and-a-half months.Authorities say if you believe some of the merchandise may be yours, youshould contact your local law enforcement department.

"This way, if you contact your localauthorities, they should have some type of reportof your items being taken from your residence, orbusiness or church," Knight says.

The two suspects face a growing list of charges.Deputies say the two have confessed to thebreak-ins. Donnie Floyd is a former roofer. Carlton Davis is a formernurses' assistant.

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