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Arrests made in Southampton burglaries

Published 1:50pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

FRANKLIN—The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office tracked down a vehicle, which was at a suspected burglary, to the Walmart parking lot in Franklin, said Gene Drewery, SCSO spokesman.

Bunch
Bunch

The sheriff’s office had people on the lookout for the car, a burgundy Ford Fusion, through postings in the media. A person called in that a car matching the description had been seen heading north from Como, N.C.

Officers were dispatched and they charged Robert Settles, 32, of Boones Bridge Road, Como, with three counts of burglary and three counts of grand larceny for the burglaries on Sept. 25 in Southampton County.

Carretta Bunch, 31, also of Boones Bridge Road, was also charged with three counts of burglary and three counts of grand larceny in the Southampton burglaries.

Settles
Settles

Settles is in the Southampton County Jail with no bond, while Bunch is in the Hertford County, N.C., jail. Her bond is unknown at this time.

Deputies continue to investigate if these individuals were involved in other burglaries in the two jurisdictions.

This is in regard to break-ins that occurred in the Newsoms area. One happened Sept 25 in the 34000 block of Monroe Road, said Drewery, who added that no one was home at the time. Jewelry was reportedly stolen. Another burglary occurred sometime from 9 to 10 a.m. that day in the 30000 block of Smith’s Ferry Road. Jewelry and prescription medicine were listed as taken.

Southampton officials heard from Hertford County authorities of two break-ins earlier this week in their territory. A vehicle matching the aforementioned description was seen in a yard earlier in northern Hertford, not too far from the Southampton break-ins.

A residence in the 17000 block of Cary’s Bridge Road was burglarized sometime from 8 to 10:10 a.m. Sept. 20, according to Drewery.

Entry was gained through a window at the back of the house, he said, and added that a television, a Wii gaming system and two shotguns were taken.

Two days prior, a neighbor’s game camera photographed a vehicle the same color as the one seen in the area at the time of the break-in.

Southampton officials heard from Hertford County authorities of two break-ins earlier this week in their territory. A vehicle matching the aforementioned description was seen in a yard earlier in northern Hertford, not too far from the Southampton break-ins.

None of the stolen goods have been recovered at this time.

  • momof2kids

    I am glad they were caught. I am one of their victims and my children to this day are frightened that they will come back. I hope to testify against them both!

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  • 4203

    Glad the SO could take time from running radar and racing the State Troopers to accident’s to respond to crimes.

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  • handkusp45

    They’ll get a slap on the wrist and be right back messing up people’s lives. Same as it ever was.

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  • klenzi

    A good camera and a watchful neighbor on Statesville Road helped nab these two. Hope the stolen property is recovered.

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  • broman

    If you get your groceries in the same car you steal with, you deserve to be in jail. For stupidity.

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  • thomasmore

    Awesome Job! I hope these idiots go away for a very long time!

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  • TaxMax

    I think they ought to put them in a field and all the people who were broken into get to give them some good ‘ol SoCo justice….

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  • 870magnum

    Great work by the local law enforcement. Now hopefully these two losers can enjoy the scenery from inside some tall chain link fence with some nice sharp razor wire on top of it. Orange shirts and blue jeans will make up their wardrobes for years YO!

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  • wahoohick

    Can’t mess with folks that have game cameras! Good job!

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  • rabbit1956

    Hope that they like the color orange…..they both will be wearing it for awhile.

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  • employee2

    Book em Gene O’.

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