Man charged in Richmond County vehicle break-in

By William R. Toler - [email protected]


ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man is facing felony and misdemeanor charges after sheriff’s deputies say he tried to use a credit card he stole.

Deputies say a vehicle was broken June 30 into while parked at a business on U.S. 1, with the perpetrator stealing an unspecified amount of U.S. currency and a wallet containing debit and credit cards.

One of the credit cards was later used at a local business to purchase items and the suspect attempted to use it at another location, but it was declined, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies arrested 24-year-old Deshawn Devonta Little, of Old Cheraw Highway, Wednesday on one felony count each of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with a count of misdemeanor larceny.

Little was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Warrants were not available late Wednesday afternoon, and Little’s recent charges had not yet appeared with a scheduled court date on the N.C. Court System website.

However, records show Little has a pending felony charge of an out-of-county probation violation, as well as several traffic infractions.

According to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Little received probation and a suspended sentence with three years of supervision in December of 2013 when he was convicted on a single count of larceny of firearms in Guilford County.

Earlier that year, he served three months behind bars after his probation was revoked on a 2010 Scotland County conviction for obtaining property by false pretenses.

His only other conviction was in 2012 on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault or affray in Richmond County.

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

[email protected]

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