Suspects arrested in early morning burglary
Published 10:20 am Sunday, July 2, 2017
On Friday, Southampton County deputies responded to the 8000 block of Bell Avenue in the Ivor in reference to a break-in that had just occurred while people were inside the residence. This information comes from Lt. Camden Cobb, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The call came in at approximately 2:16 a.m. and deputies arrived at approximately 2:22 a.m. One of the residents thought she recognized the individual that she saw in the home, although a mask was covering his face. During the investigation, this individual was located by deputies and detained. A consent search of the property the subject was located at resulted in finding stolen items. A second suspect, a 17-year-old male, was also detained in reference to the burglary. The stolen property that deputies recovered included cigarettes, alcohol, electronics and jewelry.
During the investigation, deputies obtained a confession from one of the suspects in reference to this burglary and to a second break-in in Ivor from that same night that had not yet been reported because the homeowner was not home and was unaware.
Brian Blair Jr., 19, of Wakefield, was arrested and charged with petit larceny, grand larceny, and two counts each of breaking and entering in the nighttime, and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering in the nighttime. Blair is being held at the Southampton County Jail with no bond. He appeared in Southampton County General District Court on Friday for arraignment. His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
The 17-year-old male was charged with petit larceny, grand larceny, and two counts each of breaking and entering in the nighttime and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering in the nighttime. A detention order was issued for the juvenile, and he will be held at a juvenile detention facility in the Tidewater area. A court date for the juvenile has not been set at this time.
Both suspects were arrested without incident and the other homeowner is now aware that these suspects had broken in to her home.