Randolph County man faces break-in charges after alleged victim, neighbors follow him home, confront him
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County man faces several charges after being confronted by one of his alleged victims, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Robert Harold Matthews III, 36, was arrested on Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office got multiple calls Tuesday regarding a burglary in progress on Mechanic Road, southwest of Asheboro, where it was reported that Matthews went into a vehicle and stole an iPod Mini.
The victim and other neighbors followed Matthews to his home and confronted him.
Deputies came to the home and Matthews consented to a search, the release said.
During the search, it was discovered that Matthews entered a nearby barn and removed copper and aluminum screens, according to the sheriff’s office. This incident was recorded by security footage.
A basket containing items suspected to have been taken in additional break-ins was discovered and seized. Matthews was placed under arrest and marijuana was found hidden in his sock.
Matthews is charged with:
- Felony breaking or entering of a motor vehicle
- Felony larceny after breaking/entering
- Felony breaking and or entering
- Felony possession stolen goods/property
- Felony possession of controlled substance on prison/jail premises
- Misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance
- Misdemeanor larceny
- Misdemeanor first-degree trespassing entering/remaining
- Misdemeanor possession marijuana paraphernalia
- Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
- Misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than ½ to 1½ oz.
Matthews is being held in the Randolph County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 14.