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Two Suspects to Face Charges in Connection with Vehicle Break-Ins

25-year-old Damontre Raquan Harris of Charlotte has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives and charged with felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle with larceny (two counts), financial card theft (eight counts), and one count each of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm. Harris was charged in connection with multiple vehicle break-ins in Denver. A juvenile suspect will also be charged.

Friday (February 9), Detectives received reports regarding vehicle break-ins that occurred overnight in the area around Natalie Commons Drive in Denver. Detectives tracked some of the stolen items to a location in Charlotte. Lincoln County Detectives and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police executed a search warrant at a residence on the 2,400 block of Senior Drive in Charlotte. Officers seized multiple stolen items including two handguns, various driver’s licenses, credit & debit cards, wallets, purses, and other personal items.

Harris was taken into custody and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle was set for March 4. Authorities are seeking charges against the juvenile suspect through the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

During the investigation, Detectives identified other potential victims from other jurisdictions and will follow up with the appropriate agencies. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

Anyone with information regarding the break-ins should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.