Suspects arrested for string of break-ins

Published 8:30 pm Monday, July 29, 2013


Adam Lozon, John Wilkins


Two men suspected of a string of break-ins over the past three months were arrested by Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies last week.

Adam Joshua Lozon, 26, and John Aaron Wilkins, 20, both of Jeremy Lane in Washington, were arrested July 24 and charged with eight counts each of felony breaking and entering, six counts each of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts each of injury to personal property, two counts each of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, one count each of misdemeanor larceny and one count each of possession of a stolen firearm.

Eight break-ins around Camp Leach Road in Washington and Old Pamlico Beach Road in Belhaven spanned from April to July, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office

A tip from one of the victims pointed investigators to the two men arrested, according to Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

“We went to the residence and did an interview and developed enough information to secure a search warrant,” Watson said.

Watson said the items stolen from residences, outbuildings and vehicles were a mixed bag and many of them were found at the Jeremy Lane residence — gas cans, TVs, sweet corn, hand tools, a firearm. The stolen items recovered were returned to their owners.

Lozon was served warrants while being held in the Pamlico County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Wilkins was arrested and held on a $150,000 secured bond, said the release.