Police in Maiden recently apprehended a man accused of teaming up with his nephew last month to break into a home near the Lincoln-Catawba County line.
Officers initially apprehended Brandon Lee Yarborough, 18, of 2271 Marlene Road in Newton, in the incident, and until Tuesday afternoon, remained on the hunt for Yarboroughâ€™s uncle, Boyce Dean Travis, Jr., 34, of 1642 Mays Chapel Road in Maiden, according to a police department press release.
The family duo was allegedly in the process of invading a home on Triplett Farm Road in Maiden on Sept. 17 when officers responded to the residence and arrested Yarborough. However, police were unable to catch Travis after they said he ran into a nearby wooded area.
However, on Tuesday, Catawba County authorities were notified that Travis had been spotted in Lincoln County and was headed north toward Maiden, a release noted.
Travis pulled into a Maiden grocery store parking lot and did not resist officers when they executed a â€œhigh-riskâ€ traffic stop on him, authorities said. He has since been released from the Catawba County jail on a $25,000 secured bond.
Yarborough was also released from custody shortly after his arrest, Maiden Police Lt. Jamey Fletcher said.
Both suspects have been charged with attempted first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools, authorities said.
In addition, Yarborough was served an outstanding warrant for harassing and threatening phone calls, a release noted.
Police said the suspectsâ€™ cut the homeâ€™s telephone line and used pry tools to gain access into the residence. Officers reported locating several break-in tools and crowbars inside the suspectsâ€™ vehicle, located on the homeâ€™s property.
According to the North Carolina Department of Correction, Brice has a lengthy criminal record for offenses committed in Alexander, Catawba and Burke counties.
Between 2008 and 2009, public records showed that he received at least two felony convictions for larceny from person and larceny after breaking and entering. Brice was additionally found guilty of several counts of driving with a revoked license in 2009 and one-count of misdemeanor breaking and entering in 1994 according to NC DOC.
JENNA-LEY HARRISON, Staff Writer