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Arrests Made in Haywood County Breaking and Entering

Two Haywood County residents have been arrested in connection with a breaking, entering and larceny from a home in the Little East Fork Community.

On March 26, detectives with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38-year-old Charles Bradford Arrington, of Waynesville, and 37-year-old Amanda Faith Fortner, of Canton, in connection with the March 3 breaking and entering of a home on Panther Branch.

Arrington had outstanding warrants for a separate incident. When detectives located Arrington riding in a car with Fortner, they conducted a traffic stop and saw in the vehicle a television believed to be from the Panther Branch theft. A search of the vehicle led to the further discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Arrington was arrested and charged with felony breaking entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods, as well as felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served with the outstanding warrants for felony obtaining money by false pretense, in addition to misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Fortner was charged with felony breaking entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods, as well as felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arrington jailed in lieu of $35,000 secured bond. Fortner was jailed in lieu of $20,000 secured bond. The court date for each has been set for April 8.

Information Sought in Haywood County Burglary

John Cleveland Meris is wanted in connection with a robbery in the Hemphill community in Haywood County.

John Cleveland Meris is wanted in connection with a robbery in the Hemphill community in Haywood County.

One Canton man has been arrested and another is wanted in a breaking and entering that resulted in the theft of more than $150,000 in money and jewelry from a home in the Hemphill community Wednesday.

 

James Cleveland Meris, 32, of Canton was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property.  He was also charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

 

James Meris was jailed Thursday night in lieu of $50,000 secured bond.  He was released from custody after posting bond Friday afternoon.  His court date is set for June 25.

 

Also wanted in the incident is 56-year-old John Cleveland Meris, of Carson Street, Canton. He is described as a white male, approximately 5’9” tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.  He is believed to be driving a green Ford F-250 4×4 truck.  Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 452-6666.

 

The case remains under investigation, and additional arrests and charges are expected.