Second man charged in three home break-ins

By Corey Friedman

May 23, 2014

ROCKINGHAM —Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday charged a second man with breaking into three rural Richmond County homes over a two-year span.

Darren Mitchell McLean, 42, of 313 S. Main St. in Raeford, is accused of breaking into two homes in 2012 and stealing from a third on April 28. Richmond County deputies arrested 26-year-old Reginald McCall of 159 Centerpen Road, Raeford, in connection with the thefts on Wednesday.

Deputies say the two men stole more than $8,000 worth of guns, electronics and jewelry in the burglaries.

In last month’s break-in, McCall and McLean are accused of taking two flat-screen televisions, a 41-inch and 36-inch model, and two tablet computers, an Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy, along with a Glock .40-caliber handgun and a PlayStation 4 video game console, from a home on the 400 block of Peggy Mill Road east of Hamlet. The goods have a combined value of $1,850.

Deputies say the pair stole from another home on Peggy Mill Road on Sept. 24, 2012. They made off with two laptop computers, a DVD player, a Remington 870 shotgun, a Marlin .22-caliber rifle and assorted jewelry and clothing valued at $2,400, according to an arrest warrant.

McCall and McLean also looted a home on Old Laurinburg Road east of Hamlet on March 27, 2012, to the tune of $3,800 in personal property, court documents state. They are accused of taking assorted jewelry, power tools, hand tools and a “green and pink glass adult toy” from the house.

Richmond County deputies charged McCall and McLean with three counts each of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm.

McLean was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Thursday under a $25,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in Richmond County District Court on June 5.

McCall was jailed Wednesday on a $35,000 bond. His first court appearance is planned for May 29.

Reach Editor Corey Friedman at 910-997-3111, ext. 13.