Teens accused in Thomasville break-ins face more charges


Andrew Scott Freeman (left) and Brian Cody King (Mugshots provided by: Thomasville Police)

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A pair of teenagers who were arrested this week in connection with a number of break-ins in Thomasville are facing additional charges, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomasville police on Thursday said Andrew Scott Freeman, 19, of Thomasville, and Brian Cody King, 18, of Asheboro, were charged with breaking inside five vehicles, the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA, Rumfelt’s Collectibles and the Liberty Drive Grill on two separate occasions. The teens were also charged with stealing a vehicle.

On Friday morning, Detective Nathan Riggs with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Freeman and King had been charged in connection with two vehicle thefts and a break-in at the Thomasville Moose Lodge.

Riggs says the first vehicle theft was reported on March 13 by a resident who said her vehicle had been stolen from her carport on Bonnie Regan Road. The vehicle was found abandoned nearby in the roadway. The vehicle was damaged and several items were missing from it, Riggs said.

On April 17, another woman reported her vehicle had been stolen overnight from the lot of a service station on Jacob Street. The vehicle was recovered a few days later in the parking lot of a nearby motel, Riggs said.

On May 29, the sheriff’s office learned of a break-in at the Thomasville Moose Lodge. Riggs says someone damaged the building while breaking inside, then stole money and other property.

With the help of the Thomasville Police Department, Riggs says sheriff’s deputies were able to identify King and Freeman as the culprits in the incidents.

King was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with four counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, one count of injury to personal property, one count of injury to real property, one count of larceny of a firearm, one count of larceny after breaking and entering and an additional count of larceny. He received a $100,000 unsecured bond for the charges.

Freeman was arrested Thursday. He is charged with two counts of breaking and entering into motor vehicles, two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of injury to personal property. He received a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Riggs says the suspects are still being held in the Davidson County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bonds for the charges issued by police.

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