Man charged with over 50 Washington break-ins

Published 8:51 pm Friday, May 17, 2013

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell


A series of car and home break-ins between January 11 and May 13 of this year was resolved with the arrest of a Washington teen, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Jeffrey Wayne Campbell Jr., 17, of Broadcreek Road, was arrested and charged with five counts of first degree burglary, 22 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, three counts of felonious breaking and entering, two counts of larceny of a firearm, five counts of larceny after breaking and entering, one count of attempted felonious breaking and entering and 11 counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Numerous reports of the break-ins and thefts came from Fairway Drive, River Road, Shady Banks Beach Road, Jamaka Road, Summerhaven Lane, and Wellesley Road, but it was one of the prior victims who was instrumental in identifying Campbell.

“The victim had been broken into twice before so he set up a trail camera underneath his carport area,” said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

When investigators did a neighborhood canvas, the suspect was identified, said the release.

On May 14, Campbell was arrested and taken before Magistrate David Curtis. He was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center.