Brian Terrel Campbell, 23, of U.S. 74 in Lumberton, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of felony burning of personal property and had two orders for arrest for failure to appear on unrelated traffic violations, according to sheriff’s Lt. Brian Duckworth.
Campbell was placed in the Robeson County jail under $22,000 bond.
Duckworth said that on Jan. 17 at about 3:25 a.m., Campbell set fire to a car and truck belonging to Lawrence Hardin, who owns the 74 Mobile Home Park. He used a bag to set fire to the car, and a towel to set fire to the truck, Duckworth said.
The car and truck, which were each valued between $2,500 and $3,000, were destroyed, Duckworth said. They had liability insurance only.
The truck was parked just a few feet from the mobile home in which Hardin’s daughter, her boyfriend and her two children were inside, Duckworth said.
Hardin also told investigators he had $1,000 cash in the truck.
Duckworth said Campbell is a former resident of the mobile home park.
“The park owner had told him previously to stay out of the park,” he said.
According to the N.C. Department of Correction, Campbell was on probation for breaking into an elderly couple’s home in Lumberton in 2008 and stealing a car.
Campbell will make his first appearance Tuesday.