NC sheriff's office says break-in suspect left wallet behind

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina had little trouble identifying a break-in suspect


Associated Press

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina had little trouble identifying a break-in suspect whose wallet and ID were left at the scene.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Lincoln County authorities charged 25-year-old Joshua Ray Murphy of High Shoals with two felony counts of breaking and entering a building and one felony count each of larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. He was jailed on $30,000 bail, and it's not known if he has an attorney.

Investigators say the suspect was startled by a homeowner in a wheelchair Monday. According to investigators, as the suspect ran, he snagged his bag on a door and it ripped, spilling Murphy's personal property a short distance away.

Murphy was accused of entering another home, where a homeowner confronted him as well.

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