PEMBROKE — Two Pembroke teenage brothers have been charged with multiple crimes after a woman whose home was broken into followed a trail of gum wrappers and soda cans and found them “passed out,” according to a sheriff’s report.
Devon Sampson, 16, and Dylan Thompson, 17, of 1454 Red Banks Road, were each charged with three counts of conspiracy, three counts of possessing stolen goods, two counts of drug possession, second-degree burglary, breaking and entering, larceny and vandalism, according to sheriff’s Detective Damien McLean.
The teenagers took more than $11,000 in jewelry, clothing, electronics, firearms and food from the home of Theresa Locklear on Onnie Joe Road, according to a report by sheriff’s Deputy Garret Hunt.
Locklear arrived home at 4:04 a.m. on Saturday and called the police after finding two windows broken and several items missing from her home, McLean said. Locklear then went to stay at a friend’s home and returned at 6:49 p.m. to find more items missing and other items displaced.
According to McLean, Locklear followed the trail of wrappers and cans to a barn in her neighbor’s yard, where she found the teenagers “passed out” among items stolen from her home.
The teenagers are being held at Robeson County jail under a $65,000 secured bond.