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Deputies: Two cars stolen from same house, sold for scrap

By Jaime McCutcheon
Published On: Dec 19 2012 10:39:36 PM CST
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Deputies say the same person becomes a victim of car thefts twice, about two weeks apart, and it all happens at the same location.

Beaufort County deputies were called to a home on River Road in Washington on October 30th.  The homeowner reporter a vehicle theft. Deputies took a report and began an investigation.

On November 14th, deputies were again called by the same victim to the same address for another vehicle theft.

As a result of the investigations, deputies arrested and charged Paul Robin Jordan, 45, of Randolph Road in Washington, and Guy Wayne Sprouse, 22, of Hal’s Lane in Washington, with one count each of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for the October theft.

Deputies also charged Jordan with one count of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and one count of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for the November theft.  Randy Quinn Opharrow, 27, of Wilson Street in Washington was also arrested and charged with the same counts for the November theft.

A warrant has been obtained charging Darnell Maurice Hooks, 34, of 10th Street in Washington with one count of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for his involvement in the November theft.  Deputies are still searching for him. 

The stolen vehicles were sold for scrap at a Pitt County recycling business. Sprouse and Hooks also face Obtaining Property by False Pretense charges in Pitt County for the sale of the vehicles.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Darnell Hooks, call Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252)974-6400.  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to Hooks’ arrest. Tipsters do not have to give their name to receive a reward.