As detectives processed what turned out to be a breaking and entering crime scene, officers with the Waynesville Police Department, who assisted deputies on this incident, noticed a suspicious vehicle driving down Eagles Nest Road.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. WPD officers were able to locate the suspicious vehicle in a wooded area about 3 miles from the residence shortly thereafter where they found the stolen property from the Eagles Nest residence.
Officers later located one male suspect, Richard Lee Cagle, 26, of Waynesville, and charged him with felony burglary-forcible entry, larceny, possession of stolen property and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. Cagle was given a $10,000 bond.
After Haywood County Sheriff’s Office detectives seized the truck, they found more stolen items inside. Only, these items were missing from a separate breaking and entering/larceny incident that occurred in the Shingle Cove area Dec. 1.
As a result, two days later Jesse Alan Lee, 25, of Waynesville, was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony possessing/concealing stolen property. Lee was given a $10,000 secured bond.