Deep Run man faces theft and vandalism charges

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Deep Run man was arrested in Lenoir County last week after he allegedly broke into a building and vehicle, stole a child’s belongings, and spray-painted multiple items.

Officials say 33-year-old, Christopher Houston received seven felony and misdemeanor charges following an investigation by Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, LCSO patrol units responded to the area of H.C. Turner Road and Lauradale Lane in Pink Hill on a report of a suspicious person, according to LCSO.

While deputies were on their way, they received a report that the suspicious person was possibly breaking into a building and vehicle, according to LCSO.

Deputies arrived and found Houston behind a residence damaging property. Houston was detained and deputies started investigating.

During the investigation, deputies learned Houston broke into an outbuilding and stole a bicycle. He left that residence, went to a second residence, and stole a child’s scooter before damaging a vehicle.

Houston left and went to a third residence, where he broke into a vehicle and stole money. Houston also spray-painted multiple items and was found when deputies arrived.

Houston was taken to the Lenoir County Magistrates Office for processing and charged with one count of felony breaking and/or entering, one count of felony larceny after breaking and/or entering one count of felony breaking and/or entering motor vehicle with theft, one count of misdemeanor larceny, one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and/or property, and two counts of injury to personal property

He received a secured bond for the charges.