COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple break-ins Monday.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Ernest Baldwin pleaded guilty to:
- six counts of Breaking and Entering a Building
- four counts of Larceny after Breaking and Breaking
- Felony Larceny
- Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle
- Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
He was sentenced as a habitual offender to 97 to 129 months in prison.
“The charges originated from several offense dates from 2015-2019 where Baldwin stole items from a local business, residences, vehicles, and pawned stolen goods at local pawn shops,” the DA’s Office stated in a news release.
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