Hubert man arrested on multiple felony charges

A Hubert man has been arrested on several charges for his involvement in a break-in.

On December 11, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniform patrol deputies responded to the Belgrade Express Mart located at 7484 New Bern Hwy for a report of a break-in to the business.

Among items stolen from the business was a safe which contained cash and checks. Investigation revealed that Joshua Bernard Mays fraudulently cashed some of the stolen checks at a local bank. Upon further investigation detectives charged Mays with the break-in.

Mays, 30-years-old of Crown Point Road in Hubert, was arrested January 14, 2019, taken before a magistrate and charged with:

  • Felony Breaking and Entering
  • Felony Larceny
  • Felony Possession of Stolen Goods
  • Felony Safecracking
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • (3) Counts Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense
  • (3) Counts Felony Forgery of an Instrument
  • (3) Counts Uttering a Forged Instrument

Mays was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Surveillance video from the business revealed that there were two suspects that broke into the store and sheriff’s detectives are still investigating to identify the second suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Hipple at 910-989-4040, matthew_hipple@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018019778 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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