Two arrested in rash of break-ins

Published 5:22 pm Friday, June 4, 2021

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WINTON – Two local men are behind bars here following their Wednesday arrests on a recent rash of residential break-ins and larceny of weapons and other items.

Kyle Jamal Cooper, age 23 of Askew Lane, Aulander, and 20-year-old Deijion Daye of Boyette Street in Murfreesboro, stand charged in connection with five break-ins. That crime wave, which began on May 20, involved residences on Caroline Street, Aulander; Cotton Island Road, Harrellsville; Jackie Brinkley Road, Aulander; Bazemore Road, Cofield; and Quebec Road, Harrellsville.

Kyle Cooper

They were arrested during a traffic stop on Mooretown Road near Powellsville.

According to Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes, Cooper was charged with five counts of breaking and entering, five counts of larceny, five counts of possession of stolen goods, 10 counts of stolen firearms, and six counts of possession of firearm by a felon. Cooper was jailed under a $560,000 secured bond.

Hayes said that Daye stands charged with four counts of breaking and entering, four counts of larceny, five counts of possession of stolen goods, and 10 counts of possession of stolen firearms. His bond is $450,000 secured.

Cooper was also charged by the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office with felony flee to elude arrest.

Deijion Daye

For the Hertford County charges, both men had their first court appearances on Friday in Winton.

Hayes said several stolen items were recovered and identified by the victims of the residential break-ins.

“I’m proud of the work, time, and energy put into this case by my Investigators,” Hayes stated. “Property crimes are one of the leading crimes in Hertford County and I would say this was a good day that we could take these subjects off the street and recover some of the victims property.”

Sheriff Hayes thanked his deputies along with the Ahoskie Police Department and the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office for there assistance with the arrest of the two men.

“Working together proves that we can suppress the crime that affects all of the surrounding agencies and the citizens we serve,” Hayes said.


About Cal Bryant

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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