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3 charged in Cabarrus break-ins

MIDLAND — Authorities have charged three people in a string of recent break-ins in southeastern Cabarrus County.
The arrests occurred early Tuesday, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. A deputy was patrolling the Midland area and checking buildings around 3:30 a.m. when he saw a person duck behind a parked car.
The deputy found a man later identified as Steven Sowell lying under the back of a vehicle, attempting to hide. Two other people — Joseph Baucom and Rosa Biller — were found with Sowell.
The deputy discovered that Baucom and Biller both were wanted in Charlotte in connection with breaking and entering cases.
Due to the number of recent break-ins in the Midland area, Cabarrus detectives were called out to investigate further. After an extensive investigation and interviews in which much of the stolen property was recovered, the suspects were each charged with:
Three counts of breaking or entering; three counts of larceny after breaking or entering; five counts of felony conspiracy to commit breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering; two counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle; four counts of misdemeanor larceny.
Additional cases are being investigated and could lead to additional charges, the press release said.
“I am very pleased with the great police work in this case,” Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley said in the press release. “The vigilance of these officers to truly ‘patrol’ our community certainly shows everyone, including the bad guys, their level of commitment to keeping Cabarrus County safe.
“It is good to get these individuals off the streets, where they cannot continue to victimize our good citizens. This certainly gives closure to many B&E victims in the Midland area.”

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