Two men were charged with breaking into a building owned by a construction company, authorities said on Tuesday.
Lt. Chris Taylor, of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, charged 41-year-old Jerry Clive Bridgewater II, of Comfy Cove Road in Old Fort, and 35-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Honeycutt, of Vein Mountain Road in Nebo, with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.
Honeycutt was also charged with felony possession of methamphetamine by Trooper Josh Settlemyre, of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
On Saturday, Aug. 16, Bridgewater and Honeycutt were allegedly caught breaking into a building, owned by Miller Construction, at 2460 Ashworth Road.
According to court documents, the two allegedly were attempting to steal over $5,000 worth of loose steel cable.
Witnesses saw the pair at the scene and contacted authorities.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies and N.C. Highway Patrol troopers responded and located Bridgewater and Honeycutt.
Bridgewater was taken into custody in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Honeycutt’s bond is $50,000.
Both are expected to appear in court for a probable cause hearing on Sept. 3.