Men accused of impersonating deputies, robbing home

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Darrell Wayne Pinnix, 28, of Pulliam Road, Boonville and Jerry Lyndon Blakely, 27.

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Two men were arrested after police say they identified themselves as deputies and broke into a home in East Bend.

Police say the home invasion took place on Nov. 27 on Beauty Drive.

Two men knocked on the victim’s door and identified themselves as Yadkin County Deputies.

The men, wearing dark hoodies and masks, pushed their way into the home, carrying a knife and a hammer.

They tied and handcuffed the victims and then asked for money, credit cards and took prescription drugs.

Both victims were able to describe one of the men from a previous encounter in the day.

Darrell Wayne Pinnix, 28, of Pulliam Road, Boonville and Jerry Lyndon Blakely, 27, of Holly Springs Road, East Bend, were both charged with one count of felony first degree burglary, two counts of felony second degree kidnapping, two counts felony conspire traffic opium/heroin, one count impersonate law enforcement, one count of simple assault and one count assault handicapped person.

Blakely received a secured $250,000 bond and Pinnix was given an unsecured bond $250,000 bond.

Their first appearance is Dec. 4.

The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office advises if a resident is unsure of the identity of person at their door to call to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office at 336-679-4217.


  • Transcender

    It’s possible that the door was closed and they told them that through the door – at which point, after hearing the response that it was police, they opened the door.

    I always look to see who’s parked in the driveway, and then I ask through a locked door who it is. If there is no car in the driveway, I won’t even ask or answer the door.

  • gladilefteastbend

    Having went to school with both of these “men”, I wish I could say it is shocking or suprising. Jerry and several other “big shots” from high school have landed in jail.

  • Debbie

    Wonder how they knew there was prescription drugs in the house? The home owner recognized one from an encounter earlier in the week? One of their bonds was UNsecured. Sounds like there’s more to the story than what’s being reported.

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