Two charged in string of car break-ins, thefts in Rockingham Co.

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Joseph Gene Haswell, left, and Jose Alfredo Guerrero, right (Rockingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Two Madison men have been arrested in connection with a string of car break-ins and thefts in the area since November.

Joseph Gene Haswell, 19, and Jose Alfredo Guerrero, 18, both of the same Madison address, were arrested on Wednesday.

The arrests are related to several break-ins and thefts in the Gold Hill Road area of Madison since November, Rockingham County deputies said.

Haswell was charged with 30 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of felony larceny, eight counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of attempted misdemeanor larceny.

Guerrero was charged with two counts of breaking and entering into a dwelling, one count of felony larceny and one count of misdemeanor larceny.

More charges are anticipated as the investigation continues, deputies said.

Haswell was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under an $80,000 secured bond. Guerrero was already in the Guilford County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear in an unrelated case.

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