DOBSON — A pair of men from Asheboro were arrested in High Point on Wednesday a few hours after they allegedly broke into two Surry County homes.
Officers with the High Point Police Department pulled over a vehicle occupied by Glen Elwood Hiatt Jr., 33, and Kenneth Warren Young, 26, and issued a speeding violation, according to a statement released Friday by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
The officers observed the vehicle to be filled with household items such as computers, televisions and gaming consoles, which were found marked with personal identifying information not matching that of the suspects.
The Surry County authorities were dispatched to the addresses list on those items and discovered the homes, one on Cook School Road and the other on Jessup Grove Church Road, had been “ransacked,” Sheriff Graham Atkinson said.
One victim was aware of the crime and the other was not, the sheriff said.
Property worth more than $10,000 was returned to both victims.
Hiatt and Young were served with warrants charging each with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny after breaking and entering.
As of Friday they both remained confined in the Surry County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 1.
“Charges for possession of stolen property may be pending in High Point in relation to the traffic stop,” Atkinson stated.
The suspects have no apparent connection to Surry County, Atkinson said, noting that it’s common for those committing a crime to head somewhere where they are not known or easily identifiable.
“They drive in here from out of county and disappear,” he said.