Woman accused of stealing jewelry, guns in Richmond County

By William R. Toler - [email protected]


ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of multiple break-ins at the same property earlier this year and is facing felony charges.

Cassandra Leigh Janko, 32, allegedly broke into a home on Battley Dairy Road on May 4, stealing a variety of jewelry — a silver necklace, a silver Pandora bracelet, diamond earrings, three watches, a wedding band with three stones, a white gold necklace with a cross, a Brink safe, a Citizen watch and silver coins — a Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun and a Henry .22-caliber lever-action rifle, according to a warrant taken out by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Other warrants state Janko broke into a storage building on the property between May 18 and 22, stealing a Stihl leaf blower, a Lincoln welder, three wild game cameras, three memory cards, an SD card reader, a watch and a chainsaw.

Arrest warrants were issued July 5 and she was charged with three counts of breaking and or entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of larceny of a firearm — all felonies. Documents show Janko was released on a $25,000 surety appearance bond the following day.

Court documents show Janko having one address in Greenville and another address in Indian Trail.

She is scheduled to appear in court on those charges July 28.

Online court records show Janko is also facing a felony charge of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, with a July 21 court date and a misdemeanor larceny charge with an Aug. 5 court date in Richmond County.

Janko is scheduled to appear in Pitt County District Court Sept. 14 on: a felony charge of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; a felony charge of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Online records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Janko has no prior convictions in this state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Reach William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_r_toler.


By William R. Toler

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