Thursday, April 26, 2007

Three Arrests Now Made In $25,000 Jewelry Theft

Two local high school students are charged with breaking into a home near Clayton on April 11 taking more than $25,000 worth of jewelry. Brent Biggs, 16, (left) a student at Clayton High, and Michael Kennedy, 17, (center) a student at West Johnston High, were arrested Wednesday. A day earlier, 18-year-old Michael Anthony Rea (far right) was charged with the burglary. Johnston County deputies allege after the trio broke into the home of Candy Linton, Biggs and Rea took the stolen goods to a Clayton jewelry store and sold the merchandise. Authorities said the jewelry store owner did not know at the time the property was stolen. Rea was jailed under a $110,000 bond. Kennedy was held under a $40,000 bond, and Biggs was incarcerated under $60,000 bail.


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