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Two charged in breaking and entering spree

Charged

Allan Jerome Gooden

Allan Jerome Gooden

Masiah Claybrook

Masiah Claybrook

Masiah Claybrook, 21, and Allan Jerome Gooden, 58, were charged in connection with several break-ins in western Rowan County.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating reports of break-ins at several houses in the western part of the county, and obtained a search warrant for a residence at 5440 U.S. Highway 601. There, they discovered firearms and electronics that had been reported stolen, along with other property that they suspect was illegally obtained, according to a report.

Gooden and Claybrook live at the residence.

Gooden, a convicted felon, was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of stolen firearms and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was placed in the Rowan County jail under a $15,000 secured bond.

Gooden was previously charged in Rowan County with receiving stolen goods, indecent liberties with a child, possession with intent to sell and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Claybrook was charged with possession of stolen property, breaking and entering and larceny and larceny of a firearm. Claybrook has been placed in the Rowan County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Claybrook has no previous criminal record.

This investigation continues with additional charges expected. Anyone with information can contact Detective Travis Allen 704-216-8715 or Lt. Chad Moose 704-216-8687.

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