New arrest in Deputy house break-in

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Authorities say another arrest has been made in the break-in of a Pitt County deputy’s home.

29-year-old William Rushing of Greenville is booked in the Pitt County Detention Center.

According to the sheriff’s office, he’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of firearm, and 2 counts of breaking and entering of motor vehicle.

Deputy Darren Hignite reported that several firearms, ammunition, jewelry, money, and work equipment were stolen. Other things stolen were his county issued taser, badge, and Winterville Police Department gun.

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks said he’s concerned the badge is still out there.

“In the society we live in today, anything could happen. People could go in and pose as a police officer, identify themselves as a Pitt County deputy, and there’s some people that wouldn’t question his identity,” Elks said.

Rushing was given a 501,000 dollar bond. He will make his first court appearances on those charges Monday.

We will bring you more details as they come into our newsroom.


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