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Second suspect charged in west Wilson break-ins

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Police have arrested a second suspect in connection to a rash of home burglaries that occurred over the past several months in west Wilson.

Adrian Tynrell Horne, 39, was arrested without incident Friday. He faces 56 charges, including multiple counts of breaking and entering into a residence and larceny after breaking and entering, said Sgt. Stuart Haste. Horne, of 2511 Kauffman Court, was given a $150,000 secured bond.

Two weeks ago, police announced its first arrest in the case.

Twenty-two-year-old Shaquille T. Worthy was arrested and 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.

In December, police began investigating numerous break-ins that were happening along N.C. 42 West to Forest Hills Road as well as Tarboro Street to Glendale Drive.

Police finally caught a break earlier this month when they responded to the 3100 block of Walnut Creek Drive after a neighbor reported a suspicious person. When police arrived, they spotted Worthy placing a TV in the trunk of a vehicle, police said. Worthy fled when the officer approached him and police discovered a burglary had just happened in the 3100 block of Walnut Creek Drive.

An hour later, the owner of the vehicle Worthy was seen operating reported it stolen from his or her workplace. Police said the owner of the vehicle was one of Worthy’s family members.

Police obtained search warrants for the vehicle and for Worthy’s home. Officers found numerous TVs, a laptop, cellphones and other electronics.

Burglaries had been occurring in areas including Wynfall Lane, Walnut Creek Drive, Boyette Drive, St. Christopher Circle and Katherine Court. Police teamed up with Crime Stoppers and offered a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrests of those responsible in the string of home burglaries.

Police credit vigilant neighbors with helping to solve the cases.

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