Third teen arrested in breaking and entering cases
Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged a third teenager involved with breaking into Needmore Store on Main Street in Ellenboro early Wednesday morning.
Charles Andrew Bridges, 19, of South Church Street in Mooresboro was taken into custody on Friday and faces charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and injury to real property.
He is being held in the Rutherford County Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond.
On Thursday evening, detectives also filed additional charges against the two teenagers arrested on Wednesday for committing multiple crimes in the Ellenboro area of Rutherford County.
Brett Ryan Davidson, 18, of Main Street in Ellenboro, faces charges of conspiracy to break and enter, two counts of breaking and entering, breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, larceny and injury to real property.
He received a secured bond of $41,000 for these additional charges.
Davidson was already incarcerated on Wednesday and being held in the Rutherford County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond for resisting a public officer, injury to real property, possession of burglary tools, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Prior to his recent incarceration, Davidson was convicted in July 2013 on charges including breaking and entering, larceny and injury to real property and was sentenced to 60 months of probation. He was also taken into custody in Nov. 2013 for probation violation.
The second teenage suspect, Roger Eugene Gibson, 16, of Henrietta Street in Ellenboro, also faces charges of conspiracy to break and enter, three counts of breaking and entering, breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, three counts of larceny after breaking and entering, larceny and two counts of injury to real property.
He received a secured bond of $52,000 for these additional charges.
As of Wednesday, Gibson was being held in the Rutherford County Detention Facility under a $76,000 secured bond for first-degree burglary, injury to real property and larceny after breaking and entering.
On Wednesday around 3:30 a.m., Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Needmore Store in Ellenboro.
Upon arrival at the scene, deputies discovered the store's small drive-thru window busted and saw subjects near the store who took off running as officers approached, according to a report filed by deputies.
Officers were able to quickly stop, detain and identify Davidson.
Throughout the day on Wednesday, deputies conducted interviews and executed a search warrant at a residence and were able to gather enough probable cause and evidence to seek charges on Gibson.
According to the Sheriff's Office, several breaking and entering cases in the Ellenboro area involving Davidson and Gibson date back through December of last year.
Deputies are continuing their investigation, with additional charges and possible arrests pending.