3rd man charged in Wilson burglary spree

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A third suspect faces dozens of charges in connection to a rash of west Wilson home burglaries. Wilson police arrested and charged 41-year-old Fonz Sheppard Monday.

Sheppard faces a total of 56 charges, including breaking and entering into a residence and larceny after breaking and entering, according to Sgt. Stuart Haste.

Sheppard, of 207 Emory St., was given a $1.5 million secured bond.

He is one of three suspect now charged in a string of burglaries that began in December along N.C 42 West to Forest Hills Road as well as the area from Tarboro Street to Glendale Drive.

Adrian Tynrell Horne, 39, and Shaquille T. Worthy, 22, both face more than 100 charges combined. Horne was arrested Friday on 56 charges, which included multiple counts of breaking and entering into a residence and larceny after breaking and entering. Horne, of 2511 Kauffman Court, was given a $150,000 secured bond.

Two weeks ago, police arrested Worthy, who was charged with 11 counts of felony breaking and entering, 16 counts of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree burglary, 25 counts of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny of a firearm.

Worthy, of 2511 Kauffman Court, received a $1.6 million secured bond.

Police caught a break in the case earlier this month when they responded to the Walnut Creek Drive area after a neighbor reported a suspicious person. A burglary had just occurred.

Burglaries had been happening in areas including Wynfall Lane, Walnut Creek Drive, Boyette Drive, St. Christopher Circle and Katherine Court.