Thursday, December 1, 2022

Man who helped rob Ocean Isle house gets at least 7-year prison sentence

Jeffery Collins, of Clarkton County, plead guilty to taking part in an armed robbery in Ocean Isle. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF JON DAVID, DA)
Jeffery Collins, of Clarkton County, plead guilty to taking part in an armed robbery in Ocean Isle. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY OFFICE OF JON DAVID, DA)

BOLIVIA — A Clarkton County man who aided in the violent robbery of an Ocean Isle residence plead guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court Thursday.

Jeffery Collins admitted to taking part in the robbery, waiting outside the house as his co-defendants forced their way into the home. While Collins was outside, the co-defendants held several people at gunpoint and robbed the house. None of the victims sustained serious injury.

Collins plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, and first degree burglary. He was sentenced to 89-119 months in North Carolina state prison, according to District Attorney Jon David.

Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ward stated, “Our office strives to make our community a safe place to live. We take home invasions very seriously. No member of our community should fear being victimized in their own home.”

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