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Suspected burglar arrested after dropping cell phone in house

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Robeson County man is in jail after investigators say he dropped his cell phone in a Bladen County home had broken into.

Christopher Jermaine Kelso, 31, of Parkton, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, driving the wrong way on a dual lane highway and careless and reckless driving.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says a homeowner in Tar Heel came home to find an unknown man inside his house. The suspect drove away in a black Honda car.

Investigators say a deputy had to go into the median on NC 87 to avoid colliding with Kelso, who they say was driving on the wrong side of the road.

After the deputy stopped Kelso, the victim of the break-in arrived, and the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigators say Kelso broke in through a rear window, where he dropped his cell phone.

Kelso is in the Bladen County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond.

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