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Man arrested after breaking into Jacksonville businesses, leading police on chase

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RICHLANDS, N.C. - Jacksonville Police tell us Nicholas Zachary Withrow, 20, of Jacksonville has been charged by Jacksonville Police Department in connection with several breaking and entering cases and after attempting to flee from police officers. 

Police say at 5:50 Thursday morning, Jacksonville Police Officers responded to an alarm call at Barnes Diamond Gallery, 461-200 Western Blvd.  The investigation revealed that the business had been broken into through the front door, with property damage inside of the building and undisclosed retail items missing.

Shortly after, at 6:07 this morning, Jacksonville Police Officers responded to an alarm call at Jammin’ Johns Music Store, 222 Brynn Marr Road.  That investigation revealed that the glass front door of the business had been broken.  Undisclosed retail items had been taken from the store.

At 6:50 this morning, Jacksonville Police officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the rear of the Southside Skate Shop, located on Yopp Road.  A description of the suspect, later identified as Withrow, and the vehicle, a 2012 gray Honda Civic, was provided to responding officers.  A Jacksonville Police Officer initiated a traffic stop of the Honda.  Withrow failed to stop and left the shopping center, continuing onto US 258 traveling westbound.  Officers continued to follow the Honda that was speeding and driving in a careless and reckless manner in an effort to elude police. 

After approaching the Richlands town limits, the vehicle turned into the parking area of the Richlands Primary School and drove through the athletic field.  The suspect abandoned the Honda and fled on foot into an adjacent cornfield. 

Law enforcement officers from Jacksonville Police, NC Highway Patrol and Onslow County Sheriff’s Department established a perimeter, canvassed the area, deployed K-9 units and located the suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody by Jacksonville Police.  Charges from Jacksonville Police Department are detailed below.  Additional charges by the NCSHP and OCSO are anticipated.
The vehicle was seized under the North Carolina “Run and You’re Done” law.

Winthrow is being held on a $108,000 bond. His charges are listed below.

Felony Burglary (3 counts)
Possession of Stolen Property (3 counts)
Injury to Real Property (3 counts)
Injury to Personal Property
Felony Larceny (3 counts)


Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign (2 counts)
U-Turn Violation
Driving Left of Center
Aggressive Driving
Improper Passing
Failure to Maintain Control in Lane
Speeding – 130 MPH in a 55 zone
Reckless Driving (X2)
Failure to Stop at Red Light
Center Lane Violation
Failure to Heed Lights and Siren
Driving the Wrong Way on a Dual Lane Road
Felony Fleeing to Elude

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