More charges for two men charged in March, April burglaries

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:55 a.m.
Heath Allen O'Brien
Heath Allen O'Brien

Authorities have added charges to two men on Monday involved in several break-ins earlier this month, one of whom was found a few days ago hiding under a porch at a Faith Road home.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Christopher Dontrell Moore, 21, of the 100 block of Corriher Heights Ave., China Grove, with conspiring to commit felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and larceny, all felonies. Moore was placed on the Sheriff’s Office most wanted list a month ago and was found Friday by authorities who were searching a Faith Road home.

Heath Allen O’Brien, 20, of the 6900 block of Stokes Ferry Road, was also charged with conspiring to commit felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and larceny, all felonies.

Investigators were able to determine the two were plotting to commit other burglaries, Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford said.

Moore has since been released while Heath O’Brien remains in the county jail under a $20,000 secured bond. Officials say Moore, O’Brien, Dustin Michael Houser and Buddy Gale Samples III were involved in a number of break-ins throughout the county, but were not connected to a group already jailed for a number of car and vehicle break-ins from December to February. Those involved in the latter break-ins include Jeremy Motley, Haley Dial, Aldophus Bolen, Michael Upright, Holden O’Brien, who officials say is the brother of Heath O’Brien.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253. Twitter: Facebook:

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