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Police catch suspects at home break-in

Posted December 14, 2009 10:11 a.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police said they caught two 22-year-old men running from the scene of a home break-in Saturday afternoon.

Officers responding to a break-in at 209 Home St. saw Matthew Coley and Jermond Dickens running out the back door of the home, police said. The men were caught a short distance away.

Police said they found two stolen broaches on Dickens and returned them to their owner.

Coley and Dickens were both charged with residential breaking-and-entering, larceny after breaking-and-entering, injury to real property and resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.

They were placed in the Nash County Jail under separate $6,000 secured bonds. Both men were set to appear in court Tuesday.

Dickens was released from prison in June after serving six months for larceny from a person, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has three convictions each for inciting a riot and simple assault and one for assault inflicting serious injury on a detention employee, among others.

DOC record show that Colley was put on probation a year ago for driving while impaired and speeding to elude arrest. He has also served time for carrying a concealed weapon.