skip to Main Content
Keon Miles Hunt
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

One Arrested & One At-Large in Lincoln County Break-In

28-year-old Keon Miles Hunt of Cleveland County has been charged in Lincoln County with breaking & entering a building, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a firearm. In Cleveland County, he has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen property, and more. In connection to the same case, 29-year-old Damion Diontae Petty of Shelby has been charged with felony breaking & entering a building, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a firearm. The warrants on Petty remain un-served.

Damion Diontae Petty

The charges come in connection to a break-at to a home on Leonard’s Fork Church Road on August 10. Deputies were dispatched to the residence after the homeowner discovered the door to the home had been kicked in. Jewelry, a firearm, and a laptop computer were stolen. A nearby resident sent a text to the homeowner stating that she heard a loud bang coming from the house then saw two black males leaving the residence in an older model blue & champagne-colored Chevrolet truck.

Meanwhile, Cleveland County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a truck matching the vehicle description. The vehicle was occupied by two men, including Keon Miles Hunt. The jewelry and the firearm stolen in the Lincoln County break-in were found in the truck. Cleveland County Officers reported that the laptop was found on the side of the road and turned in to the Sheriff’s Office.

Hunt is currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center under a no bond hold. He was scheduled to appear in Cleveland County District Court today (August 16). No Lincoln County court dates are currently listed.

Multiple agencies in Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln counties were involved in the investigation.