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9/25/2020 1:31:00 PM
Man Arrested After Breaking Into Pawn Shop
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Lincoln County man was arrested early this morning (September 25, 2020) after breaking into the Boger City Pawn Shop on East Main Street in Lincolnton.

Deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm at 12:40 a.m. and arrived to find the glass in the front door had been shattered. Officers went into the business but did not find anyone inside. Deputies searched the area and located a suspect a short distance away on Highway 150 East near Fran Avenue. The suspect was pushing a bicycle down the middle of East Highway 150 with some of the stolen goods tied to it.

The store owner identified the suspect on surveillance video as Chadwick Lee Hight, 46, of Drew Drive, Lincolnton, NC who had been in the store before. The man had in his possession a pair of black boots, a tripod ash tray and a left handed guitar and a black motorcycle jacket. All the items had been taken from the store. The man also had two bolt cutters and miscellaneous burglary tools.

Surveillance from the store shows the man entered a box truck owned by the business before breaking into the store. Hight is charged with felony possession of stolen goods, felony possession of burglary tools, felony breaking and entering a building, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor injury to property. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.

Investigating officers are Deputies N. Stamey, J. Counts, J. Dunigan, G. Killian and Detective Dan Snellings.

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