Charges consolidated

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Charges consolidated
SALISBURY ó A Lexington man was released from jail Tuesday after court officials consolidated more than 100 charges related to car break-ins last year in Rowan County to two counts.
Benjamin Jacob Creech, 26, of 1026 Riverview Blvd., Lexington, was sentenced to 151 days in jail for each of the two consolidated judgments. He received credit for the nearly 11 months heís remained in jail awaiting trial.
Creech was charged in July 2010 with 120 counts that included misdemeanor larceny as well as attempted breaking and entering a motor vehicle.
He was charged following numerous vehicle break-ins along Old Concord, Webb and Peeler roads. Authorities say Creech stole a golf cart from a residence and used it to drive from home to home, breaking into cars.
From 2004 to 2009, Creech was convicted of numerous breaking and entering charges in four different counties including Davidson, Randolph and Davie.
In 2009, Creech was convicted in Randolph County of 36 counts of breaking and entering and larceny of motor vehicles.