Three Suspects Arrested For Break-In And Stealing Over $2,000 Worth Of Goods

LINCOLNTON, N.C. –Three suspects have been arrested after they broke into a residence and stole over $2,000 worth of goods.

They were arrested on Saturday after breaking into the unoccupied residence on Shuford Road in Lincolnton.

Deputies were notified about the breaking and entering in process after a nearby resident called 911.

Upon arrival, deputies saw two people outside the home and a third person sitting in a pickup truck that had been loaded with items and covered with a tarp, according to a news release.

The suspects informed officers that they came to the house because they were in the business of demolishing and cleaning foreclosed and seized properties but admitted they did not have permission and did not know the owners of the property.

All the stolen items, including antiques valued at $2,450, were returned to the owners, a news release stated.

The three suspects have been identified as 40-year-old Natasha Sigmon, 37-year-old Ann Smith and 36-year-old Randy Owens.

Sigmon, Smith and Owens have each been charged with felony breaking and entering, preparation to commit burglary or house breakings, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, injury to real property, and trespassing.

The suspects were taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and each placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $23,500 secured bond respectively.