Man arrested in Surry County home invasion

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Surry County deputies said a man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home and robbing a man at gunpoint.

Jereme Joseph Rasmussen, 21, of Hamptonville, allegedly broke into a residence on N.C. 268 in the Elkin area around 11:22 p.m. Thursday.

Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson said the suspect forced one of the victims into another room and assaulted and robbed him.

The sheriff said the victim did not need medical attention and provided authorities with a description of the suspect and his vehicle.

Deputies said the suspect was arrested shortly later at a gas station by a Yadkinville police officer.

The suspect was charged with first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He received a $65,000 bond and has court planned for June 16.

Deputies said another man in his vehicle was arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be placed.

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