A 34-year-old Bassett man has been charged after allegedly confessing to two recent burglaries and a third one last December. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating two July 3 burglaries — one on Davis Mill Road and one on Menefee Road. Items reported stolen included checks, tools, a camera, a gun safe and money. Rocky Mount Police Department contacted the sheriff’s office July 3 in reference to a man attempting to cash checks belonging to one of the victims of the burglary at a Rocky Mount bank, according to a July 10 press release from the sheriff’s office.
On July 5, Franklin County investigators were contacted by investigators with the Henry County Sheriff’s investigators who believed they had a man in custody who had information on the burglaries. Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators interviewed the man who subsequently confessed to the two burglaries in Franklin County, as well as an additional burglary on Ruritan Road from Dec. 19, 2018, according to the release. The man was charged with three counts of felony burglary and three felony counts of grand larceny. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.