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Thursday, 05 June 2014 06:54

Morganton Man Charged with Felony B&E; Larceny

Devon Wesley Downing Devon Wesley Downing courtesy of Morganton Dept. of Public Safety

21-year-old Devon Wesley Downing of Corpening Drive in Morganton has been arrested by Officers with the Morganton Dept. of Public Safety on charges of felony breaking & entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods or property.

He was arrested in connection to an incident between May 5 and May 12 when a female victim reported that her Alexander Avenue home was broken into and several thousand dollars in property and coins were stolen. The residence was unoccupied as the victim moved to another city.

An investigation by the MDPS Criminal Investigations Division resulted in the recovery of approximately $1,900 in stolen property, as well as in the identification of two offenders, one of whom is Devon Downing.

After his arrest, Downing was jailed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on June 11 in Morganton.

At least one additional arrest is forthcoming.

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