NC man accused of home break-in found sleeping in truck, deputies say
MARION, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a man who was accused of breaking into a home was found sleeping in a truck.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a report of a suspicious man parked in the driveway of a Marion home. Upon arrival, the man, later identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Brian Blalock, was found asleep in a truck.
The deputy said he was notified of a possible break-in by the homeowner.
After speaking with the deputy briefly, officials said Blalock attempted to flee the scene in the truck, crashed and fled on foot. He was caught after a short foot-chase.
Deputies said Blalock was placed under arrest and a search of truck turned up several items of stolen property from the home. The search also revealed a handgun.
Officials said Blalock is a convicted felon and is prohibited by NC Law from possessing a firearm.
Blalock has been charged with the following:
- Possession of firearm by a felon
- Felony possession of stolen goods/property
- Felony larceny after breaking and entering
- Misdemeanor resisting public officer
- Misdemeanor assault on government official
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