Home security cameras leads to arrest of Whiteville break-in

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Robeson County man is behind bars in Columbus County after an investigation into a home break-in.

Around 10:00 a.m. on April 19, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Smyrna Road in reference to an alarm call. The homeowners could see an unknown man inside of their home via their security cameras. The suspect ran away from the home towards Brown Maultsby Road. The video footage captured him with the firearm in his hand while he was at the victim’s property.

The victims posted photos from the video footage on social media, seeking assistance from the public to identify suspect and alerting the residents of their neighborhood to be vigilant. The photos were shared many times by Columbus County residents in hopes of identifying the suspect. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office began receiving tips on the suspect’s identity.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division located the suspect and interviewed him concerning the break in.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and Robeson County Probation, arrested 19-year-old Keanan Davon Young in Robeson County.

He was taken to the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center with a $25,500 secured bond. He charged with 1 felony count of Breaking and Entering, 1 misdemeanor count of Injury to Real Property, and 1 felony count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

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