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Sheriff: Man stole car, burglarized stores

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LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested a man accused of stealing a car and breaking into two stores in Louisburg all on the same night.

Charlie Brantley Hudson III, 49, was developed as a suspect shortly after the crimes were reported Feb. 6, according to a press release. He was arrested and charged Saturday with larceny of a motor vehicle, felony larceny and two counts of both breaking and entering and larceny after a breaking and entering.

On Feb. 6, deputies were called to Richards Oil Company on N.C. Highway 39, where employees reported a vehicle was stolen.

Around 2 a.m. on Feb. 7, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Royal Food Mart, about a block away. Then hours later officers were called to Dollar General on N.C. Highway 561. Both businesses had been broken into.

After his arrest, Hudson was held at the Franklin County jail under a $40,000 secured bond.

The case remains under investigation.