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Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men and are seeking a third suspect in a string of break-ins near Black Creek.
The arrests follow an investigation into break-ins at a storage facility and several vehicles on Jaycross Road, a home on Frank Price Church Road and a business on U.S. 117, according to Wanda Samuel, Wilson County Sheriff's Office chief of staff.
Authorities say tools, toolboxes, a steel blower, utility cords, flashlights, chainsaws, a grass trimmer and several packs of cigarettes were reported stolen in nine separate break-ins.
Deputies arrested Kelvin Eugene Hinnant Jr., 25, of 503 W. Seventh St. in Kenly and Andre Donavan King Jr., 24, of 7541 Monique Road, Lucama.
Hinnant is charged with five counts each of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, breaking and/or entering and larceny after breaking and/or entering, two counts each of breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle and causing injury to personal property and one count each of safecracking, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen goods, felony larceny and resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.
He was jailed under a combined $513,000 secured bond.
Hinnant was also arrested last month on burglary, larceny and gun theft charges after authorities say he was caught towing a stolen gun safe behind his car on a hand truck. Deputies from Wilson and Wayne counties teamed up to investigate that case.
King was charged with five counts each of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon and one count each of possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen goods. He was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $160,000 secured bond.
Deputies have secured arrest warrants for a third suspect in the break-ins, 27-year-old Richard Tyrone Moore, who has a last-known address of 903 N. George St. in Goldsboro.
Moore will face five counts each of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon and one count each of possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.
Anyone with information on Moore's whereabouts is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff's Office at 252-237-2118.