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Warren Raymond Werkheiser
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Nebo Man Arrested On Felony Burglary Charge In Burke County

45-year-old Warren Raymond Werkheiser of Vance Street in Nebo was arrested last Friday (March 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and injury to property to obtain nonferrous metals along with a misdemeanor count of injury to real property.

According to police records, shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, Public Safety Officers responded to an address on South College Street in Morganton in reference to a burglary. The officers were told that there was a man inside the home, possibly in the attic. Police entered the home and announced themselves several times and attempted to enter the attic through the inside access point but something was blocking the entry point.

Several additional attempts were made to get the suspect to emerge and he was eventually taken into custody. Werkheiser was arrested and charged and placed in the Burke County Jail under $50,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (March 15). Werkheiser made a first appearance in District Court Monday (March 13), his next District Court date is set for April 3.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Werkheiser’s criminal history includes multiple convictions. He’s been convicted of crimes including felony counts of larceny, breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering to a vehicle. Werkheiser also has multiple misdemeanor convictions. The crimes were committed in multiple counties including Burke, Caldwell, Cleveland, and McDowell. Werkheiser’s most recent conviction was in 2017 in Caldwell County and the list of cases dates back to 1999.