4 charged in 43 Union County break-ins

4 charged in 43 Union County break-ins

Credit: Union County Sheriff's Office

Kenneth Davis Taylor

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 2:40 PM

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities in Union County have arrested four men in connection with 43 break-ins in Union County with a combined value of stolen property topping $100,000.

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey says four men have been arrested for a string of property crimes in the Parkwood area dating back to August 2009 in which outbuildings, garages and sheds were the primary targets.

(Click here to view the mug shots of the suspects)

Arrested are 42-year-old David Franklin Hobbs, Jr., David Allen Hobbs, 21, 21-year-old Kenneth Davis Taylor and 22-year-old Samuel Ryan Templin, all of Monroe.

Each of the suspects is charged with numerous counts of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

Sheriff Cathey says not all of the men are accused in each of the 43 break-ins, but as a group, officials believe the four are responsible and say more arrests are possible.

The majority of the items stolen were hand and power tools, yard equipment, fishing and hunting equipment and firearms. The stolen goods have a value of more than $100,000.

If you have any information that may assist investigators, please call the Union County Sheriff's Office at (704) 283-3789.

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