Woodland man faces eight felony counts

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 28, 2004

JACKSON – A Woodland man was scheduled for a first appearance in Northatmpton County District Court here Monday on eight felony charges related to a series of breaking and entering claims.

Captain Daryl Harmon of the Northampton County Sheriff Office said a tip provided by a citizen in the town of Woodland lead officers to William Donnell Taylor, 42, of Lot 120 Arrowhead Mobile Home Park, Woodland.

&uot;The arrest was made around 5 p.m. Friday,&uot; Captain Harmon stated. &uot;The charges stem back to at four separate break ins of the M&M Mart on NC 35 in Potecasi.&uot;

Harmon went on to say the break ins, one on Aug. 31, and the rest in September were linked to Taylor and that other breaking and entering cases were also being investigated and that more charges may be forthcoming.

Taylor was charged with four felony counts of breaking and enter and four felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering.

He remains in the Northampton County Jail under a $41,000 secured bond.

&uot;I would like to thank the citizens of Woodland for their input into this,&uot; Harmon stated. &uot;We had someone contact Police Chief Don Ryan and provide the information of Taylor’s whereabouts.

&uot;Chief Ryan then contacted me and we arrested Taylor in the Woodland Housing Project Friday afternoon,&uot; he added.

Harmon said it appeared the motive behind the breaking and entering may very well be tobacco product and beer.

&uot;These were the items reported missing,&uot; Harmon said. &uot;The person responsible for the break ins went through the front door twice and through a vent opening on the roof twice,&uot; he concluded.