Man extradited from Missouri, charged with larceny

Published 7:40 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2015

CRIME BRIEF_CURTIS EDWARD WELLS_150910_WEBFrom the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

On July 25, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of a breaking and entering and larceny that occurred at multiple residences in Bath and on Harvey Road in Washington. The victims reported the stolen items as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), loading ramps, chainsaw, televisions, fishing rods and reels, Blu Ray player, assorted DVDs, camera, camcorder, machete, binoculars, tools, dive regulators, a gas can, an extension ladder, a leaf blower and a grey in color kayak. Investigator Landeck conducted interviews and collected evidence. During the investigation, numerous items reported stolen were recovered from Beaufort and Pitt counties. Two firearms, one which was stolen out of Greenville, were also recovered during the investigation.

As a result, Investigator Jeremy Landeck applied for and obtained warrants charging Curtis Edward Wells, age 31, of Washington, with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

On July 28, Wells was located in Missouri and apprehended by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office where he was held with no bond until he could be extradited back to Beaufort County. The stolen ATV was also located in Bates County.

On Aug. 11, Wells was returned to Beaufort County and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $40,000 secured bond set by Magistrate Donald Sadler.

On Aug. 12, Wells was charged with additional charges of four counts of breaking and entering, four counts larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of felony larceny, one count of breaking and entering of motor vehicle, one count of safe cracking and one count of attempting to obtaining property by false pretense. Wells was served with these charges and received an additional secure bond of $60,000 set by Magistrate Eric. Holmes.