RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Police have arrested two men in connection a break-in to a Seagrove home.
An off-duty officer with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office saw two people smoking what appeared to be marijuana at Bicentennial Park in Asheboro on Monday. The officer contacted the Asheboro Police Department, but when officers arrived the suspect vehicle had left the scene.
Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later and conducted a traffic stop. While executing the stop, officers smelled marijuana and took two suspects into custody.
Once in custody, Ignacio Elias Reta, 18, of Asheboro, and Dylen Lee York, 19, of Seagrove, admitted that they had just broken into a house in Seagrove.
After interviewing the suspects, officers had them point out the residence of the break-in, which occurred in the 5700 block of Ridge Road. Reta and York admitted to stealing property from the residence, which included three guns, numerous jewelry items, a knife set, coins and two red gas cans.
A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was also confiscated from the suspects.
Reta was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was confined under a $43,000 secured bond.
York was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was confined under a $25,000 secured bond.