Aberdeen man arrested in Elizabethtown for breaking, entering


ELIZABETHTOWN — A homeless man was arrested in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, Oct. 25, after he was linked to a break-in at Southern Professional Counseling on West Broad Street.

According to the police report, Elizabethtown patrolman Joseph Butler responded to a call at about 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, concerning the break-in and was told someone had gained entry during the weekend after damaging and forcing the back door of the facility open.

With the help of Elizabethtown patrolman Joshua Pittman, investigators focused on 43-year-old Jason Neal Richardson of Aberdeen as their main suspect in the case. Once investigators established probable cause, Richardson was taken into custody.

Richardson was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and booked into the Bladen County Jail under a $500 secured bond.

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