Crime notebook: Wilmington man pleads guilty to larceny at Belk

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Mark Richie
Mark Addison Richie

A Wilmington man has been sentenced as a habitual felon after pleading guilty to drug and larceny charges in New Hanover County Superior Court.

Mark Addison Richie, 45, pleaded guilty this week to possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and felony larceny, according to Samantha Dooies, assistant to District Attorney Ben David. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Crow sentenced Richie to 77 to 105 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections.

Richie was charged with a larceny that occurred at a Belk store in Wilmington on Oct. 25, 2014, Dooies said. In September 2013, Richie was charged with selling heroin to an undercover detective with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

“Richie’s latest crimes are only the tip of the iceberg. The judge and my office took into account the defendant’s mountain of criminal conduct in sending him to prison for several years,” District Attorney Ben David said.

Man pleads guilty to multiple break-ins

Jacobs Donald-Lindsey Arthur
Jacobs Donald Lindsey Arthur

Jacob Donald Lindsey Arthur, 19, recently pleaded guilty to multiple breaking and entering charges in New Hanover County Superior Court, according to Dooies. The crimes occurred in November and December 2013.

Arthur was charged with breaking into homes and vehicles in the Myrtle Grove area of Wilmington, Dooies said. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office found 14 victims of the break-ins and, in many cases, items were stolen from the victims.

Arthur’s co-defendant in the case—19-year-old Nicole Thoos, of Wilmington—pleaded guilty to breaking and entering charges in August 2014.

Arthur was sentenced to more than six years in the N.C. Department of Corrections.