Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said they apprehended the sixth and final teen suspect Tuesday who is accused of stealing items from unlocked vehicles earlier this month in Denver.
Kenneth Edward Ryan, 18, of 160 Poplis Rd. in Mooresville, has been charged with one felony count each of possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses.
An additional charge of misdemeanor larceny was filed against him, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The teens targeted vehicles in the Killian Crossing subdivision on the county’s eastern end, deputies said.
The suspects are also connected to similar incidents in Catawba County, according to an agency press release.
Detectives are continuing to look into additional vehicle break-ins in Denver, particularly on Mariner’s Pointe Circle, Smith Cove Road and Lake Breeze Lane, along with incidents reported this month in the King’s Grant subdivision off N.C. 150 in Lincolnton.
Previous arrests have included Devin Nix, 18, of 6221 Neptune Drive in Denver; Tyler Tazly Simmons, 16, of the 2000 block of Woodstone Drive in Newton; Hunter James Blanton, 17, of 6833 Pebble Bay Drive in Denver; Morrissey Isaac Muniz, 17, of 1198 Lynn Road in Catawba; and Anthony Labrada, 18, of 4226 Love Road in Claremont.
Labrada is the only suspect who remains behind bars. He is currently sitting under a $15,000 secured bond.