Two arrested in Duplin County for thefts of catalytic converters; charges added from Onslow County

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Christian Houston and Britney Guzman (Wallace Police Department photos)

WALLACE, N.C. (WNCT) — Wallace police have arrested two suspects charged with stealing catalytic converters.

Britney Guzman, 19, and Christian Houston, 19, have been charged with 11 counts each of larceny of motor vehicle parts that occurred at businesses in the Wallace area. The two suspects have several charges against them in other parts of Eastern North Carolina, police said.

Guzman and Houston are currently being held under $100,000 secured bonds.

On Friday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office also announced charges after opening up a case for crimes committed there. The investigation began after catalytic converters were reported stolen from work vehicles on Blue Creek School Road.

Detectives learned the same suspects were responsible for catalytic converter thefts in Onslow, Pender, Duplin and Sampson counties. Both were taken before a magistrate and are facing multiple charges. They were each given $5,000 unsecured bonds.

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