FLEETWOOD-A tip from a quick thinking neighbor may have helped local deputies foil a robbery on Twin Bridges Drive early Friday morning.
According to information released by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering call at 860 Twin Bridges Drive in the early morning hours of July 22.
ACSO Major Bucky Absher said a neighbor near the property awoke to a vehicle pulling into a driveway, called authorities and told them B&E might be in progress.
The same caller reported hearing a loud noise and observing an individual going through the home with a flashlight.
“Several trips were made from the home and back to the vehicle,” Absher said.
ACSO Deputies Tony Blevins and Aaron Scott arrived on the scene and said they found James Lawrence Windsor, 30, of Mooresville, standing near a vehicle at the location.
“Deputy Scott observed two flat screen TV’s along with other items inside the vehicle,” Absher said.
Absher said the deputies later found the rear door of the home had been broken into, and later charged Windsor with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, criminal damage to property along with misdemeanor possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Windsor is currently being held on $77,500 combined bond at the Ashe County Jail. His next court date is set for July 28, 2016.
Absher thanked and credited the quick thinking neighbor in helping make the arrest.
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