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Five people arrested in break-in that netted only a television and a trip to jail

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Dalton Blackburn Dalton Blackburn
Brittany Cornwell Brittany Cornwell
James Helms James Helms
Felipe Pena Felipe Pena
Jordan Steelman Jordan Steelman
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

Five people were arrested Saturday just minutes after they broke into a home in the 700 block of South Grove Street Extension.

Deputies were dispatched to a break-in in progress around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a neighbor had blocked the suspect's vehicle in the driveway, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

When officers arrived on the scene they arrested two people and began searching for three other people that fled the scene on foot.  They were taken into custody about 30 minutes later.

The suspects had entered the house through the front door and removed the television which was recovered.  The television was returned to the owner and the suspects taken before a Lincoln County magistrate.

The following suspects were charged with one felony count each of Breaking and Entering a building, Larceny After Breaking and Entering, Possession of Stolen Goods and Conspiracy:
• Brittany Nicole Cornwell, 19, of 1862 Scottswood Lane, Lincolnton, NC
• Dalton James Blackburn, 17, 1208 Weathers Drive, Newton, NC
• James Holland Helms, 18, 1877 Winding Cedar Drive, Maiden, NC
• Felipe Pena, 20, 820 Alexander Street, Lincolnton, NC
• Jordan Andrew Steelman, 18, 1208 Weathers Drive, Newton, NC

Cornwell was placed under a $5,000 secured bond while Blackburn, Helms, Pena and Steelman were under a $10,000 secured bond each.

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