Pair may be connected with other burglaries

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
In nabbing a pair of accomplished South Rowan burglars, Rowan Sheriff’s officials say they also may have helped solve burglaries in Harrisburg and Mount Pleasant.
In a press release, sheriff’s officials said detectives have been investigating “numerous residential break-ins and larcenies in southern Rowan County” for the past six months.
“All of the crime scenes appeared to be the work of the same suspect,” identified as Tony Conway Duckworth, of Kannapolis, according Rowan sheriff’s officials.
After detectives charged Duckworth with one break-in, the investigation led to a second suspect, Brian Arness Mishak, Duckworth’s roommate in Kannapolis, who allegedly worked with Duckworth on “numerous southern Rowan County residential break-ins as well as larcenies.”
In most of the break-ins, the men took guns and/or jewelry, officials said. They used a “primer gray Chevy S-10 pick-up” most of the time.
The investigation also connected Duckworth, 32, and Mishak, 51, who both live at of 1802 W. C St., to break-ins in Kannapolis and other parts of Cabarrus County.
Rowan detectives contacted the Kannapolis Police Department and Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, and Cabarrus detectives “were able to tie these suspects to numerous break-ins as far away as Harrisburg and Mount Pleasant,” Rowan officials said Friday.
Detectives obtained arrest warrants on Wednesday, and early Friday morning, Rowan Sheriff’s detectives went to the two men’s West C Street.
The detectives had to force their way in and found Mishak in a bedroom.
He was arrested and taken to the Rowan County Detention Center, where he and Duckworth face numerous charges. Duckworth was being held on $92,500 bond and Mishak on $50,000 bond.
Rowan detectives also contacted Cabarrus Sheriff’s investigators and Kannapolis police detectives “who also have charges to file on both suspects.”

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