A local man is suspected in a series of recent break-ins targeting three homes north of town, where deputies said he stole a number of items, with aid from a juvenile in one of the incidents.
Jessie Allen Adams, 25, of 343 Triple H Lane in Lincolnton, is accused of burglarizing two residences on Highland Bluff Court and one home in his own neighborhood, deputies said.
Two of the break-ins occurred Friday, authorities said. Adams allegedly targeted the two homes on Highland Bluff Court, including one each on the 1300 and 1400 blocks.
In one of the instances, deputies said Adams broke into a residence where a family of three was sleeping. A press release stated that one of the residents woke up and spotted Adams in the kitchen and chased him off the property.
A second suspect, whom Sheriffâ€™s Office authorities later identified as a 15-year-old, was waiting outside the door, a press release said. Authorities are not legally allowed to release the juvenileâ€™s name.
In a second burglary that day, Adams allegedly removed two gaming consoles and 50 DVDs from a second residence on Highland Bluff Court, deputies said.
In addition, heâ€™s accused of stealing guns, ammunition and jewelry from a home on Tripple H Lane a day earlier.
Adams faces two counts of second-degree burglary and one-count each of first-degree burglary, possessing stolen goods, larceny after breaking and entering, conspiracy and vandalism-injury to real property.
Three years ago, Adams was convicted of a level one DWI in the county, public records show. He also has two misdemeanors in the county for larceny and drug possession, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction website.
Adams remains in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $52,500 secured bond.
At this time, Juvenile Services is determining whether or not to file charges against the teen suspect.