Couple Breaks In, Steals Over $1,000 In Equipment From Place That Helped Them


by Jennifer Miller

 BOONE, N.C. -- A man and woman stole over $1,000 in power equipment from an organization after the business helped the couple that claimed they were in 'dire need.'

Jessica Cullbreth, 26 and James Pulley, 30, went to Alliance Bible Fellowship requesting assistance. The organization provided the two with food, gas for their car and school supplies for their children on July 30.

On July 31, Boone Police received a breaking and entering report from Alliance Bible Fellowship. Investigators identified Cullbreth and Pulley as the suspects.

 The stolen property was found at their home and at various pawn shops on Tennessee.

Cullbreth and Pulley were charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony obstruction of justice and felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

The two also had outstanding warrants in Durham and Wake County. Cullbreth was held in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $68,500 secured bond. Pulley was held under a 112,000 secured bond.

They are scheduled to appear in Watauga District Court September 24.

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