Three accused in appliance thefts

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Thomas Glenn Wiggs

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Staff Writer

Monday, March 19, 2018

Local authorities are accusing a trio of suspects with breaking into at least 50 residences in a dozen North Carolina counties and stealing kitchen appliances.

Charged in the break-ins are Thomas Glenn Wiggs, 44, Kimberly Dale Adams, 49, and Wesley Adam Narron, whose age was not available.

The trio has pending court dates in Nash, Pitt, Craven, Cumberland, Franklin, Johnston, Jones, Onslow, Wake and Wayne counties on multiple counts of conspiracy, breaking and entering, larceny and other charges, according to the N.C. Criminal Court Calendar.

While Narron does not have a criminal conviction history, Wiggs and Adams were convicted of breaking and entering and larceny in Wake County in 2015 and Johnston County in 2012, according to the N.C Public Safety Department.

The duo served a couple of years in prison on 2015 convictions of stealing kitchen appliances from more than two dozen empty rental houses from the coast all the way to Charlotte. They sold the stolen appliances at flea markets. For example, they stole a $900 stove from a vacant rental house on Atamasco Circle in Raleigh and later sold it for $150, according to archived news reports.

Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina has announced a news conference for noon on Tuesday to talk about the suspects’ “unique way of committing residential break-ins with the primary focus of stealing appliances. This crime spree stretches from Wake County to many coastal counties of North Carolina.”

Deputies conducted a two-month investigation in conjunction with several sheriffs offices and local police departments across Eastern North Carolina. Nash County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Sherrod is the lead detective on the case. He can be reached at 252-557-5278.