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Man charged with breaking into parent's home, stealing jewelry from safe

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Steven Brian Somerset (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Steven Brian Somerset (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A Bessemer City man is accused of breaking into his mother's Lincoln County home and stealing jewelry from a safe, deputies day.

On Dec. 15, a woman living in the 1300 block of Wildale Lane in Lincolnton reported that someone had broken into her home and stole the contents from the safe.  

She had picked up her son in Bessemer City, made a stop at Walmart in Cherryville and were traveling toward Dallas when she informed him she was going to take out a warrant for the theft of a GPS unit that had been stolen prior to the breaking and entering and larceny that occurred at the residence.

He exited the vehicle in Dallas and a short time later she received a call that the home had been broken into.

Reported missing from the safe were necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry valued in excess of $10,000.

Some of the jewelry was recovered at a jewelry store in Gastonia. The jewelry that was not recovered is believed to have been taken and sold to a jewelry dealer at the Flea Market in Dallas.

Steven Brian Somerset, 24, of Bessemer City was arrested on Dec. 24 and charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and safecracking, according to the news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

He is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

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