Duplin break-in pinned on Dudley pair

Three Wayne County residents, two from Dudley, have been arrested following a break-in at a Duplin County business.

According to a report released by the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, December 13, the office received a call for service at Duplin Biomass, 1838 Hwy 11 and 903 in Kenansville, in reference to a breaking and entering. The owner of the property had started receiving notifications that his security cameras were taking photos.

Duplin County deputies reportedly responded to the scene and found two white trucks at the rear of the facility. The deputies entered the building and located Jamie Wiggs of Goldsboro, April Crisp of Dudley, and David Hester of Dudley inside, who stated that they were looking around. The subjects appeared to have gathered items to remove from the property. Wiggs, Crisp, and Hester were reportedly escorted from the building and transported to the magistrate’s office.

During the course of the department’s investigation, a locked padlock was located on the gate which did not belong to the property owner nor on the gate. The lock was seized because it appears that the suspects placed the lock on the gate themselves.

According to the report, the two trucks that were located on the property were searched and multiple items were found that are believed to be stolen from the facility. The items were located in the vehicle belonging to David Hester. Assorted tools and a large assortment of keys on white labeled key rings were recovered by officers. It is believed that these keys were taken from an earlier incident at the same location.

Jamie Wiggs, April Crisp and David Hester were charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.  All three were placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $31,500 secure bond.

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