EC man charged in 13 B&Es


From staff reports

Friday, October 5, 2018

Elizabeth City police have arrested a local man and charged him in a rash of recent residential break-ins.

Tyrese Antron Cofield, 35, of the 700 block of Grady Street, is charged with 13 counts of felony breaking and entering and nine counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, according to police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan.

Cofield, who was arrested at his residence on Thursday, also was served with a warrant for violating parole. He is being held at Albemarle District Jail without bond.

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing and may file more charges against Cofield, Mor­gan said. She de­clined to re­lease specifics about where the break-ins were re­ported — other than they occurred “through­out the city” — or what was taken, not­ing vic­tims of the crimes have yet to be no­ti­fied.

N.C. Public Safety records show Cofield has a history of convictions across the region dating back to October 2000.

Cofield served more than two years and eight months in state prison after being convicted in Pasquotank County in September 2016 of obtaining property by false pretenses. His other convictions were for charges of breaking and entering vehicles, larceny, driving while license revoked, and driving without an operator's license.

Police are asking anyone with information about recent break-ins in the area to call Detective Michaela Hankins at 621-7132.