Couple accused of robbing NC church day after being helped

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Jessica Carol Cullbreth and James Eddie Pulley

BOONE, N.C. — A couple in Boone was arrested after police say they robbed the same church that helped feed them a day earlier.

Police say Jessica Carol Cullbreth, 26, and James Eddie Pulley, 30, approached Alliance Bible Fellowship on July 30 claiming to be “in dire need of assistance.” The church provided them with food, gas and school supplies for their children.

A day later, the church was broken into and $1,000 worth of power equipment was stolen.

The stolen property was located and recovered from the home of the couple and at various pawnshops in Tennessee.

Cullbreth and Pulley were arrested and charged with larceny as well as breaking and entering.

They also face felony obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering charges in addition to being served with outstanding warrants from Durham and Wake Counties.

Cullbreth is in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $68,500 secured bond. Pulley is being held under a $112,000 secured bond.

The couple is scheduled to appear in Watauga District Court on Sept. 24.



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