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Two arrested after stealing items from chicken houses

Tommie Earl Thompson III and Ronnie Reel Jr. (Pitt County Sheriff's Office photos)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people who they said removed electrical wire and other elements from four chicken houses.

Tommie Earl Thompson III and Ronnie Reel Jr. were charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony injure property to obtain non-ferrous metal less than $10,000 in damages and felony obtaining property by false pretense.

Thompson and Reel were placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a 150,000 secure bond. Reel had an outstanding warrant for failure to report new address sex offender. He is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.

An investigation into the incident continues.

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