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Old BE case ends in arrest

GARYSBURG – After 11 months of investigation, a Garysburg breaking and entering may have been solved.

According to Chief Detective Daryl Harmon of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Tommy Webb of 131 Bo-Jack Trail in Garysburg has been charged with the August 1, 2005 breaking and entering of a home in the same town.

The suspect allegedly broke into the residence of a 77-year-old male victim, who was home alone and asleep.

Webb allegedly made entry through a kitchen window and took money and cigarettes from the victim’s home. The victim discovered the break-in on the following morning.

“Evidence was collected at the crime scene and submitted to the SBI Lab for processing and as a result, the investigation determined Webb was involved,” Harmon said.

The subject was arrested Saturday, July 1 and charged with First Degree Burglary and Larceny after breaking and entering.

He was placed in the Northampton County Jail under a $10,000 bond. His first appearance was Monday.