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OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Two suspects were arrested Saturday, July 10, for allegedly breaking into a Lakewood Estates home.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 2 p.m. Saturday, a neighbor called to report a suspicious vehicle behind a home at 5434 Lakewood Drive. The homeowners were out of the state, Stanley said.
When deputies arrived at the Lakewood Drive home, Cpl. Ray Coarsey saw two suspects inside the residence.
When he entered the residence, Coarsey was able to detain one suspect, William Ross Stout, while a second suspect, Frederick Corbitt Pence Jr., fled on foot.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies were dispatched, as well as the sheriff’s office helicopter. Within 30 minutes, deputies on the helicopter located Pence in Lakewood Estates, and he was taken into custody without incident.
Stout, 30, of 7232 Westbrook Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony safecracking.
Pence, 25, of 50 Shamrock Drive, Supply, was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony safecracking.
Both suspects were taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where they were each placed under $15,000 secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.