B&E suspect arrested after hiding in woods

Published 9:41 am Monday, February 1, 2016

JACKSON – A K-9 unit was able to flush a Woodland man, wanted for a residential break-in, out of the woods on Wednesday.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 21-year-old Eric Vaughan Jr. He was charged with felony probation violation, resisting public officer, two counts of injury to personal property, one count of felony larceny after breaking and entering, one count of felony breaking and entering, and one count of felony possession of stolen goods.

Vaughan was also served with warrants from Halifax County for 1st degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and misdemeanor injury to real property.

He was jailed under an $80,500 bond and was scheduled to make his first appearance on Thursday in Northampton County District Court.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith said Vaughan was arrested following a short foot chase along a stretch of NC 305 between Jackson and Rich Square..

“When Mr. Vaughan was first approached by my officers, he ran into the woods,” Smith said. “We were able to take him into custody about an hour later with the help of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. We appreciate their assistance.”

Sheriff Smith also thanked the help of the Jackson Police Department, Seaboard Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol as well as members of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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