55-year-old Allison Leigh Dunn of Todd Lane in Denver, N.C. was arrested Monday (September 14) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, possession of stolen goods, and obtaining property by false pretense.
Last Thursday, (September 10), deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 7900 block of Hickory Creek Drive in Denver after the homeowner reported a woman had entered an outbuilding on his property and removed several items. Those items included an air compressor, propane heater, tool bag and battery charger.
The homeowner checked his security camera footage which shows the suspect walking up to the building, opening the door and began moving items outside. She then placed the items in a white vehicle parked in the driveway and left the scene.
Research into the case by detectives resulted in them learning that Allison Leigh Dunn pawned items similar to those stolen in the break-in. The items were recovered from a business on Highway 16 and returned to the owner. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says Dunn admitted to taking the items, which are valued at approximately $1,000.
The false pretense charge was filed as a result of the suspect allegedly pawning the items. Dunn turned herself in Monday. She was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $4,000 secured bond. She is not currently listed as an inmate. A District Court appearance is scheduled for October 1.[Photo of Allison Leigh Dunn courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office]