Caleb Dunman, Mitchell Covington and William Cox (left to right)
One man has been arrested and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two others in connection with multiple home break-ins.
Authorities said that the incidents occurred in the morning on March 6 at homes on Kenion Road in Hillsborough, South Oak Street in Efland and Olin Road in Cedar Grove. The suspects allegedly stole firearms, televisions, a tablet and some jewelry.
A resident was home during one of the incidents and the suspects fled.
The suspect who has been arrested was identified by law enforcement as 27-year-old William Cox. Officials said the search is continuing for 26-year-old Mitchell Covington and 27-year-old Caleb Dunman. A fourth suspect was later identified as 31-year-old Douglas Cox, who authorities said was William’s brother. The elder Cox was already in custody in the Alamance County jail but has now been served on these charges.
All will be facing two counts of breaking and entering and eight counts of larceny of a firearm. Additional charges are expected.
“When a resident experiences a break in, he or she loses more than property. They also suffer a loss to their feelings of safety and a loss to their sense of privacy,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a release. “And in these cases, the intruders stole firearms. This obviously makes a bad situation into an even more dangerous one.”
Anyone with information regarding these break-ins is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 245-2900 or contact the investigator handling the case directly at (919) 245-2918.
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