LUMBERTON — City police have arrested two men, including one from Georgia, in connection with 11 break-ins to motor vehicles.
Antoine Fabian McSwain, 20, of 2167 Bee Gee Road, Lumberton, and Dupri Kason Booker, 24, of 2710 Rainbow Ridge Road, Decatur, Ga., were arrested Thursday, according to a statement by police Capt. Anthony Parker.
McSwain was charged with 46 crimes, including multiple counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a felon, financial transaction card fraud, and obtaining property by false pretense. His bond was set at $72,000.
Booker was charged with 42 crimes, including multiple charges of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, conspiracy, and unlawfully obtaining a credit card. His bond was set at $69,000.
McSwain and Booker are accused of breaking windows in order to gain entry to the vehicles from Jan. 14 through Thursday of last week. The statement said a break in the investigation came when it was determined that a blue 2002 Chevrolet Impala was being used in the crimes.
Parker said more charges are expected as the investigation continues. Detectives Brian Hodge and Lee Hinson are working the case, and anyone with information should call them at 910-671-3845.