A man is accused of acting as an employee and breaking into numerous cars at a local auction.
Jerry Paul Sigmon, 40, of Hickory is charged with 11 counts each of felony breaking or entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. A magistrate set bond at $50,000.
Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said, in a press release, that numerous cars were broken into at Manheim Auction. The report was filed Dec. 12.
Detectives interviewed several witnesses and workers at the auction who told them Sigmon came onto the property and presented himself as an employee. He entered several cars and took items, Campbell said.
Detectives gained additional information that Sigmon went to the Manheim Auction in Greensboro and broke into several cars, taking items, Campbell said.
Guilford County also filed 20 counts of similar charges.
He was arrested Dec. 18 in Guilford County and the magistrate there set the bond on all of the charges, Campbell said.
Sigmon’s criminal history includes misdemeanor larceny, breaking and entering, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no operator’s license and trespassing as well as felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny, financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.