Sheriff: fired worker stole guns, jewelry from Uncle who fired him from job | Crime
SALISBURY - Two men are behind bars, accused of breaking into a house on Forest Winds Drive in Salisbury, ransacking the residence, then stealing thousands of dollars worth of guns, jewelry, and collectibles.
According to the report, a deputy was sent to a breaking and entering call at the home on Monday. When he arrived, he noticed that the front door to the porch had been kicked in, and a door to the house had also been kicked in.
The homeowner pointed out that a couch had been turned over and a bedroom ransacked. The bed was turned over and all the drawers from a chest of drawers had been pulled out and dumped onto the floor.
The homeowner noticed that several rifles were missing from the closet, along with four semi automatic pistols and a safe containing a gold coin collection valued at $10,000. The total value of the stolen items came to more than $21,000.
The homeowner told the deputy that he suspected his nephew, Michael Deshawn Mason, as the culprit. Mason used to work for the homeowner, according to the report, and had been fired from his job about three weeks ago when he was suspected of stealing.
On Wednesday Mason was arrested, along with Tyrone Dejonas Vinson. Both were charged with safe cracking, breaking and entering, larceny, and larceny of a firearm. Vinson was also charged with identity theft, obtaining property by false pretenses, and possession of a firearm by a felon related to his 2008 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
\Bond for Mason is set at $20,000. Bond for Vinson is $50,000.
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