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Men accused of breaking into Beaufort County homes, stealing guns

Published On: May 23 2014 04:10:04 PM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2014 04:14:57 PM CDT
wince hidges and cameron campbell

Two men have been charged for allegedly stealing guns and other items from several homes in Beaufort County.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspects as 28-year-old Vince Hodges (left) and 21-year-old Cameron Campbell, both of Washington.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects broke into two homes on Joyce Lane in Washington and stole several firearms from both residences.  Deputies received the reports on April 25.

On May 5, the Sheriff's Office received another report of a home break-in, this time on Gray Road in Chocowinity. Firearms, a small safe, jewelry, currency and electronics were stolen, investigators said.

Hodges and Campbell have each been charged with two counts of felony
breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, and two
counts of larceny of a firearm. The charges are for the break-ins on Joyce Lane, said deputies.

Campbell has also been charged with safecracking, felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm. Investigators said those charges are for the break-in on Gray Road.

In addition, Campbell is facing two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses for selling two of the stolen guns, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Hodges and Campbell were already being held in the Beaufort and Pitt County Detention Centers when they were served with the warrants on Thursday, investigators said. Hodges is now being held on an additional $40,000 bond, while Campbell is being held on an additional $100,000 bond.

Several of the stolen firearms have been recovered during the investigation.