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Suspect’s brother arrested in break-ins



A relative of a man who was apprehended last week for his alleged involvement in a string of home invasions in Lincolnton has also been charged in the break-ins, police said.

On Friday, police arrested Dustin Keith Hunsucker, 20, whose address is unknown, according to a report.

Authorities already had charged his brother, David Wayne Hunsucker, 25, of 2043 Dale Avenue in Lincolnton.

The break-ins occurred at multiple homes on Wednesday, according to Lt. Brian Greene. However, police were unsure as to exactly how many homes had been targeted.

Dustin Hunsucker was arrested for violating his parole and must serve at least 15 days in jail to finish up the 45-day sentence he received in March for injury to personal property, according to the Clerk of Court’s Office.

He also has charges pending against him for felony assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury and a stop sign violation. He is currently being held without bond in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.

David Hunsucker, who has been placed under a $50,800 secured bond, faces charges for first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, a probation violation and driving with a revoked license, according to the Lincoln County jail site. His next court date is scheduled for Thursday.

Both brothers have had prior run-ins with law enforcement, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction Website.

David Hunsucker has been labeled an “absconder” and spent more than 12 months behind bars for breaking and entering in the county three years ago.  He additionally has at least three other felony convictions for safecracking, vehicular break-ins and two separate instances of larceny, according to public records.

On the other hand, Dustin Hunsucker has no felony offenses listed on his state criminal record. However, NC DOC shows he has two misdemeanor convictions in the county for assault and battery and wanton injury to personal property.

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