- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Lincoln County had little trouble identifying a break-in suspect.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1GFI02X) the suspect left his wallet and personal identification behind.

Authorities charged 25-year-old Joshua Ray Murphy of High Shoals with two felony counts of breaking and entering a building and one felony count each of larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. He is jailed on $30,000 bail, and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

Investigators say the suspect was startled by a homeowner in a wheelchair Monday. According to investigators, as the suspect ran, he snagged his bag of loot on a door and it ripped, spilling Murphy’s personal property a short distance away.

Murphy was accused of entering another home, where a homeowner confronted him as well.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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