Deputies hope to solve string of break-ins

Local - 2/10/2013 7:18 PM by Lauren Haviland
PRINCETON- Three people are behind bars and police said they hope to be able to solve several burglaries across two states.

Mercer County Deputies said their investigation started at the beginning of January when burglars took off with TV's,  jewelry and guns from a home on Old Princeton Road in Princeton.

Deputies caught a break in the case when a pawn store in Bluefield received some of the stolen property.

Deputies arrested two of their suspects, Steven Lester and Kevin Lipscomb.  The third suspect, Jocoby Harold, allegedly fled the area, but was arrested Saturday in Bland County, Virginia.

Through multiple interviews and cooperation with Lester and Lipscomb, they confessed to other burglaries in Raleigh, Mercer and Tazewell Counties.

The three suspects are charged with Burglary, Grand Larceny, Receiving or Transferring Stolen Property and Conspiracy.

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