Man charged in breaking and entering
ROCKWELL ó A Rockwell man charged in multiple Dollar General break-ins two years ago has been charged with breaking and entering a home in August.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Derryck Laine Kessler, 21, of 2950 Emmanuel Church Road, with second-degree burglary, felony larceny and larceny of a firearm.
According to arrest warrants, the incident occurred between Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 at a Lowerstone Church Road home.
The victim reported a 12-gauge shotgun and several power tools stolen, including three chainsaws and a cordless drill.
The items were valued at more than $3,000.
In 2006, Kessler and two others were charged in a string of Dollar General break-ins in Salisbury, Spencer, Rockwell and China Grove.
Around the same time, Kessler was charged with driving the getaway car in one of those crimes.
According to the N.C. Department of Correction Web site, Kessler was convicted in May of breaking and entering. It wasn’t clear if that conviction was related to the Dollar General crimes. He was released two months ago.
His record includes a number of breaking and entering convictions.
He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.