MAXTON - Police caught a burglar Monday morning shortly after a break-in when they saw him riding down the street on a bicycle with stolen property, Maxton police Detective Lt. Jamie Oxendine said.
Police arrested 34-year-old Timmy Jacobs, of 2659 Missouri Road, and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony possession of stolen goods.
Wyvias Oxendine reported a break-in at his storage building on N.C. 71 North about 8:30 Monday morning and told police he saw the man ride away on a bicycle.
Police Chief Paul McDowell spotted a man who fit the description riding a bicycle on Loop Road less than a mile from Oxendine's home and storage building. Police recovered 38 collectable knives worth about $860, Oxendine said.
Jacobs was jailed on $1,000 bail.
2 people injured by shotgun blast
PARKTON - A Parkton man and woman suffered injuries from a shotgun blast Saturday, a sheriff's report said.
Felicia Oxendine, 20, of Everette Road, and Monquel Jamel Melvin, 22, of U.S. 301, were injured when two men entered Melvin's home about 2:40 a.m. and shot them, the report said. Their conditions were not available.
Ozley Road man shot in the leg
MAXTON - A Maxton man was shot in the leg Thursday at about 5 p.m. at a residence on Red Hill Road, a sheriff's report said.
The report did not indicate why Dale Locklear, 28, of Ozley Road, had been shot. His condition was not available.
Man faces firearm, other charges
LUMBERTON - A Lumberton man was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, a police report said.
Paul Rogers McCollum, 22, of 402 Holly St., was also charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, driving while his license was revoked and reckless driving.
McCollum was jailed on $3,500 bail.