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Jason Matthew Basnett
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Morganton Man Charged In Connection To Vehicle Break-ins At Business

45-year-old Jason Matthew Basnett of Swink Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (November 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with four counts of felony break or enter a motor vehicle, two felony counts of larceny, and one misdemeanor count of attempt to break or enter a motor vehicle.

On Tuesday shortly after 6:30 a.m., Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a business on U.S. 70 in Connelly Springs in reference to multiple vehicle break-ins in which tools were stolen. The vehicles were parked inside a locked, fenced-in lot. The Criminal Investigation Division reviewed security video and neighboring businesses showed a suspect vehicle and a clothing description.

Investigators spoke with Jason Matthew Basnett about the incident. Basnett was reportedly wearing clothing that matched the video surveillance and stolen tools were found at his residence. Basnett was placed in the Burke County Jail under $100,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (November 18). A District Court date was scheduled today. The investigation is continuing.