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Suspect arrested for summertime break-ins, thefts from Ossipee Baptist Church, Western Middle School

Alamance County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in to break-ins in the northwest part of the county in June and July.

The break-ins date to Wednesday, June 28, when the sheriff’s office received a report of a break-in at Ossipee Baptist Church on Old NC Hwy 87, Elon. Deputies were told that a computer and music equipment were stolen.

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A week later, on Wednesday, July 5, the sheriff’s office received a report of a break-in of outbuildings at Western Middle School on Eldon Drive in Elon. Stolen were footballs and a water cooler.

During the investigations, Alamance County sheriff’s detectives  determined that Jonathan Lynn Wright was the suspect in both break-ins. Detectives developed probable cause to request a search warrant. A search warrant was executed at the residence of Wright’s girlfriend. Detectives found property which was stolen from the church and middle school.

Detective secured warrants for Wright’s arrest but his whereabouts were initially unknown. However, on Friday, he was arrested by the Burlington Police Department.

Jonathan Lynn Wright, white, male, 37, of 3163 Maple Avenue, Burlington has been charged with two counts of felony  breaking and entering and two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering. His bond was set at $40,000 secured.

Jonathan Lynn Wright

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