2 arrested in Pitt Co. Sheriff’s Office patrol car break-in

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Two people deputies said broke into the patrol car of a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office  detective in September were arrested Wednesday.

Demitrius Barrett, 23, and Jarius Brown, 17, both of Greenville were charged with breaking into the vehicle. They also face a number of drug charges.

The detective was off duty and at home when Barrett and Brown broke into locked trunk and took a rifle, a shotgun, a taser, a handheld radio and a ballistic vest, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said all items except the radio have been recovered.

Barrett was given a $1,025,000 bond and Brown was given a $1,015,000 bond.

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