MAXTON — A teenager Maxton police believe has been involved in multiple break-ins was arrested this week along with one other person after he stole a jacket and a Bible, according to police Capt. Jamie Oxendine.
Jaron Locklear, 19, is accused of breaking in to a semi-truck outside of a Maxton convenience store while 35-year-old Heather Locklear was inside stealing a bottle of wine, Oxendine said.
Locklear, of Cabinet Shop Road, was arrested Wednesday, the day after he broke into Pembroke-based Strickland Farms’ truck, stole the two items and damaged several others inside, including a stereo, Oxendine said.
Witness accounts helped lead to the arrests.
The break-in occurred at about 8 a.m. at Nic’s Pic-Kwik on North Patterson Street.
Heather Locklear, of Spring Hill Road in Red Springs, was not charged in connection with the break-in, but with misdemeanor larceny for stealing the wine, valued at $2.56.
Oxendine said sheriff’s Detective Rashad McLean helped him make the arrests at Locklear’s father’s home, which is outside of Maxton.
“He actually knew the suspect and had dealt with him before and was familiar with where he lived,” Oxendine said. Both the jacket and the Bible were recovered.
Jaron Locklear was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond and Heather Locklear was issued a citation.
Oxendine said the two “had been hanging together for a few days.”
“There are other cases that are being investigated that these two may be a part of,” he said.
Jaron Locklear was jailed in 2011 on felony charges of burglary, breaking and entering and larceny. Heather Locklear was charged in January with larceny and trespassing.