Three people were caught at the scene of a breaking and entering in McDowell County.

Deputy Jordon Frisbee of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Brandon Lee Wilson, 37, of Woodsong Drive in Old Fort, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen goods, injury to real property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Frisbee also charged 18-year-old Joshua Michael Lee Paul of Davistown Church Road in Old Fort, and 22-year-old Tana Ester Ruane of Black Hawk Drive in Old Fort, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and injury to real property, according to a news release.

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Frisbee, along with Old Fort police officers and N.C. Highway Patrol troopers, responded to a residence on Bull Walker Road in Old Fort in reference to a break-in. When authorities arrived, they located the trio of suspects in the woods near the home. Two doors of the house had been broken into.

All three of the perpetrators had backpacks with them. A search of the backpacks belonging to all three turned up stolen property from the home, and Wilson’s bag also contained burglary tools and 2 grams of methamphetamine, according to a news release.

Wilson was placed under a $50,000 bond while Paul and Ruane each got a $30,000 bond.

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TIM WERDER

+I'm getting extremely angry at all of the break-ins and thefts occurring around here...

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