Two Mount Olive teens arrested on major theft charges

By William Holloman

Staff Writer

Two Mount Olive teens have been jailed by investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department on a variety of theft charges, including first degree burglary.

Jailed under bonds totaling $105,000 each are 16-year-old Isaiah Xavier Shaw of 2050 Grantham School Rd., Mount Olive, and 16-year-old Jarius Marderek Brewer of 2200 Grantham School Road. They are accused of a variety of automobile break-ins over a two-week period in the Grantham Community, and first-degree burglary at a Mar-Mac area residence.

In addition to the burglary charge, they are also charged with one count of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny of a firearm, 10 counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one count of possession of stolen goods, three counts of trespassing, and two counts of injury to real property.

Officers said from October 5 through the 16th, several reports of motor vehicles being stolen from businesses in the Grantham area were being investigated. In the early morning of October 16, they were alerted by a concerned citizen who had observed a 4-wheeler and a truck traveling down Grantham School Road at a high rate of speed. A short time later, they said, additional deputies arrived at the scene and the two occupants of the truck were identified. The vehicle had been stolen, a report stated.

The two were arrested and a stolen rifle was found inside the truck.

Further investigation resulted in the charges being filed against the pair. They also said all the vehicles stolen during the theft spree have been recovered.

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