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Family of 3 face charges in B&Es

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By Chris Day
Multimedia Editor

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Pasquotank man and his 16-year-old daughter are facing several felony charges for offenses that span three counties and include larceny and breaking and entering.

The teen’s grandmother and another man are also facing felony charges in related cases. 

In a news release issued Wednesday morning, the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office stated that some of the suspects are believed to be connected to crimes in Camden and Perquimans counties, too.

Camden Sheriff Kevin Jones confirmed Wednesday that his office is continuing its investigation.

Rodney Randall Wentz, 38, and Kayla Renee Wentz, 16, both of the 1000 block of Halls Creek Road, were arrested Friday, March 1, according to Pasquotank sheriff’s arrest reports. The two were arrested together at an address that according to an online search is a local motel.

Joann Barnes Wentz, 71, also of the 1000 block of Halls Creek Road, was arrested Sunday; and Billy Lee Moehring, 36, of the 2200 block of W. Main St. Extended, was arrested Sunday, March 3, according to arrest reports.

Kayla Wentz was charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering, three felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two felony counts of possession of stolen property, two misdemeanor counts of injury to real property and one misdemeanor count of larceny of stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office. Each offense occurred in Perquimans County.

Rodney Wentz was charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering, and one felony count each of larceny of a firearm, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a felon, the release states. Each offense occurred in Pasquotank.

Joann Barnes was charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen property, the arrest report states. 

Moehring was charged with one felony count of obtaining property on false pretense and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office.   

Joann Wentz was arrested on an outstanding warrant, arrest reports state. Because she requires medical attention and she has no prior criminal record she was released to a family member on a $3,500 unsecured bond, the reports state. She is Rodney Wentz’s mother and Kayla Wentz’s grandmother, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten confirmed. 

Rodney Wentz was confined at Albemarle District Jail in lieu of a $150,000 secured bond. Arrest reports list him as unemployed. Kayla Wentz was confined at ADJ on a total secured bond of $67,000. 

An ADJ official said Tuesday that both were still in custody at the jail.

Moehring was confined at ADJ on a secured bond of $20,000. Arrest reports list him as unemployed. According to an online prisoner search Wednesday, Moehring was still at ADJ. 

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