A Havelock man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a residential break-in and the theft of firearms and electronics.


A Havelock man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a residential break-in and the theft of firearms and electronics.



Ronald Dean Mitchem, 23, of 305 Webb Blvd. in Havelock, was arrested for a break-in January 4 in a neighbor’s home in the 300 block of Webb Boulevard, according to Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus.



Mitchem is charged with felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny of a firearm, felony obtaining property by false pretense, and misdemeanor  larceny after breaking and entering.



According to a release sent by Cyrus, the suspect allegedly took two firearms, electronics including and X-Box and Play Station 3 systems and other electronic games. Cyrus said that investigators were able to recover the firearms and a number of the games.



Mitchem is being held in the Craven County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled for a first appearance in court on Thursday.



Mitchem has an extensive record according to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website.



He spent nearly two and a half years in for felony breaking and entering and was released in December 2011. He has convictions for 10 felony breaking and entering charges as well as other misdemeanors going back to 2007 in Iredell, Carteret and Pamlico counties.



For further information, call the Havelock Police Department at 252-447-3212.