GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Two brothers have been sentenced to prison for the high-profile “hole-in-the-wall” break-ins.
Donald and Donneill Brown of Greenville were responsible, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office said, for a slew of break-ins from 2012-2015 in which the brothers cut holes in the sides and roofs of buildings and businesses to gain entry.
Similar break-ins occurred in Lenoir, Greene, Martin Beaufort, Bertie and Hyde counties.
Donald Brown, 35, got an active sentence of 5 to 14 years, plus five years of supervised probation.
Donneill Brown, 36, got an active sentence of 4 to 12 years, plus five years of supervised probation.
The Brown brothers still await hearings in Beaufort and Martin Counties.