A Cherryville man has been charged with stealing antiques from a home in Vale while the victim was asleep inside.
The victim, an 86-year-old man, told deputies on March 12 that he had been awakened by the sound of movement in his basement and saw flashlights outside his window and heard a vehicle leaving his driveway. Deputies who responded to his home found that both the home and an outbuilding had been burglarized, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said antiques including pottery, oil lanterns, glass motor oil containers and milk jars, along with other items, were stolen during the break-in.
Deputies said two of the items that were stolen during the burglary were sold the next day at an antiques store in Gastonia by Dustin Scott Goode, 23, of Delview Road in Cherryville.
Goode was charged with one felony count each of first-degree burglary, possession of stolen goods, larceny and breaking and entering a building. He was arrested on April 15 by Cherryville police and was issued a $35,000 secured bond.