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Youngsville break-in suspect arrested in Georgia

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. — A man accused of breaking into dozens of cars in Franklin County over the summer was arrested Wednesday in Georgia, authorities said.

Kedrick Derrell Jones, 29, had been wanted on more than 70 charges, including breaking and entering motor vehicles and felony larceny.

Jones, of School Street in Rolesville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail in Georgia and is expected to be extradited to Franklin County, according to a press release.

Last month, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect. In a press release, the sheriff's office said it was looking for "a person of interest in the recent motor vehicle breaking and enterings that have been plaguing our subdivisions since July 1st."

The Youngsville Police Department was also investigating the break-ins. Authorities did not say how many break-ins occurred.

Subdivisions targeted in the break-ins have been Spencer's Gate off N.C. Highway 98 and Holding Farms off Holding Young Road, according to Terry Wright, the chief of staff at the sheriff's office.

Money, at least three guns, an iPad and other personal belongings had been taken during the break-ins, Wright added.

Incident reports from the sheriff's office list dozens of reported break-ins in August and July.

There were six reported cases of breaking or entering a motor vehicle and eight reports of theft from a vehicle around Youngsville on Aug. 13. They took place on Atherton Drive, Heather Court, Brianna Street, Alcock Lane, Goshen Lane, Atherton Drive and Bondhu Place.

Three vehicle break-ins and 11 theft from vehicle reports were made Aug. 9. Those took place on Leaf Spring Way, Shore Pine Drive, Ambergate Drive and Glenloft Drive, all in Youngsville.

Reports from Aug. 7 included three vehicle break-ins and one theft from a vehicle around Fox Run and Mayfield Place, both in Youngsville.

On July 24, there were 15 break-in and larceny cases involving motor vehicles reported around Youngsville. The streets involved were Kent Street, N.C. Highway 98, Abbington Place, Spencers Gate Drive, Laurel Mill Centerville Road and Shorrey Place.