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Lexington man accused in numerous break-ins

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man has been arrested in connection with more than a dozen break-ins across Davidson County.

According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Tony Allen Mabe was arrested as the result of an investigation that began April 14 when a break-in was reported at Currytown Baptist Church in the Arcadia community.  The church was broken into again two days later.

Later, deputies say they learned Unified Communications was also broken into twice.  A home, outbuilding, barn and several vehicles on Circle Drive were also broken into, deputies said.

Deputies say some of the stolen property was recovered during their investigation.

As a result, Mabe was charged with three counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of breaking and entering a place of worship, ten counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, five counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, one count of larceny of a firearm and two counts of damage to real property.

The suspect was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.  He has a court appearance set for July 2.  His mugshot was not provided.