LUMBERTON — Two Lumberton men have been arrested and charged with breaking into several vehicles in the Tanglewood community.
Joshua Earl Hunt, 21, of 58 National Ave., and Brandon Wayne Hunt, 21, of 2924 Hedge Drive, were arrested after they were seen last week trying to break into a vehicle, according to a statement from Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker. Each is charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering, three counts of misdemeanor larceny, one count of felony larceny, and four counts of felony conspiracy,
Parker said in the statement that at about 5 a.m. on Dec. 11 a resident saw two men walking in the Tanglewood area carrying bags. Police found Joshua Hunt and Brandon Hunt hiding behind a home in Tanglewood, according to the statement.
The bags the two men were carrying contained items that had been reported stolen from break-ins to vehicles on West 21st and West 26th streets and McMillan Avenue, according to Parker.
Joshua Earl Hunt and Brandon Wayne Hunt are being held at the Robeson County jail. Joshua Earl Hunt’s bond was set at $21,000 and Brandon Wayne Hunt’s bond was set at $22,000.
“Because of that concerned citizen we were able to make this arrest,” he said. “It gives the Police Department more eyes and it’s crucial that we get that support.”
Joshua Earl Hunt was previously convicted of felony larceny and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the state Department of Public Safety’s website. Brandon Wayne Hunt was previously convicted of break-ins in 2007 and 2008, according to the website.