25-year-old Angela Yolette Copper and 28-year-old Terica Angelic Coleman, both of Charlotte, and 40-year-old John Daniel Barnett of Huntersville, were arrested Friday (October 23) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, conspiracy, and possession of stolen goods. Additionally, Barnett was charged with attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy and Coleman was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering.
Deputies responding to a break-in alarm at O’Reilly Auto Parts on North NC 16 Business in Denver at approximately 3:00 a.m. Friday discovered the front door glass had been shattered. Deputies entered the building and discovered that the thieves had already left the scene with about $1,000 in merchandise. A deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle turning onto Highway 73 and followed the vehicle to NC Highway 16 four-lane and pulled it over.
The driver of the vehicle, Angela Yolette Copper, reportedly admitted that the group first went to Tractor Supply on NC 16 Business and attempted to break-in to the store to steal a trailer. Following that they went to O’Reilly Auto Parts where a cinder block was thrown through the door to make entry. Deputies also located a portion of a cinder block and the stolen goods inside the suspect vehicle.
The suspects were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond each. Copper and Coleman were scheduled to appear in District Court today (October 26), Barnett has a District Court appearance November 12.