Neighbors help police catch break-in suspect

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Jessie Burchette
KANNAPOLIS ó Observant neighbors helped police stop a home break-in, nab a suspect and retrieve property Tuesday night.
Around 11 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 5000 block of Century Drive near Northwest Cabarrus High School.
Neighbors subsequently told police they saw people with flashlights inside the home of Kenneth Welch at 5001 Century Drive. Welch was not at home when the break-in occurred.
Police found the car in the drive at that address with Timothy James Ingram Jr., 20, of 306 Center St., sitting in the driver’s seat.
While officers were talking with Ingram, they heard noise in a wooded area behind the house.
Checking the area, they found several pieces of electronics scattered in the backyard, Lt. Ken Jackson said.
Police brought in a canine unit, but did not catch anyone.
Police charged Ingram with second-degree burglary, larceny and possession of burglary tools, all felonies.
Jackson said Ingram was very cooperative.
Warrants have been issued for Nigual O’Keith Brown, 20, and Aaron Hardin Davidson, 18, both of Kannapolis.
Anyone with information about Brown or Davidson is asked to call police at 704-920-4000.