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Deputies: NC pair steal nearly $19K in multiple burglaries

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Audrey Black (L) and Michael Clark (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office) Audrey Black (L) and Michael Clark (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office)
MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) -

McDowell County deputies said they have arrested two people behind several break-ins and thefts valued at nearly $19,000.

Deputies said they arrested Audrey Black, 44, and Michael Clark, 47, both of Nebo, in connection with several burglaries.

First, deputies said the pair was connected to a break-in of a Hidden View Loop home in Marion on Oct. 23 where $10,000 worth guns, tools, computer equipment, jewelry, musical instruments, antiques and household goods were stolen.

Deputies said Black and Clark also broke into a Burma Road East home on Dec. 5, stealing $5,880 worth of paint sprayers, a paint buffer, a jack and hand tools.

The next day, deputies said the pair broke into a Muddy Creek Road home stealing a handgun, jewelry, knives and coins worth $820. Deputies said Black broke back into the same home the same day, causing $3,000 worth of damage to the walls and stole $900 worth of electrical wire and an air conditioner.

Black was also arrested in connection with a break-in of another Muddy Creek Road home in Nebo on Dec. 9, where deputies said she swiped a fire safe, money, prescription medication and a handgun worth a total of $830.

Some of the property has been recovered in these cases, according to deputies.

Deputies charged Black with five felony counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, one count of felony possession of burglary tools and one count of misdemeanor damage to property. Clark was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering and one felony count of possession of burglary tools.

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