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Pair facing about 70 charges for alleged organized crime spree across NC

Jordan Cornelius Carmichael, 25, and a 17-year-old male are charged with 39 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, 18 counts of larceny, seven counts of damage to property, four counts of f larceny of a motor vehicle, one count of breaking and entering and one count of larceny of a firearm. (Photo credit: Vinelink)

Two individuals from the Charlotte area are behind bars after investigators said they went on an organized crime spree from Charlotte into McDowell County.

Jordan Cornelius Carmichael, 25, and a 17-year-old male are charged with 39 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, 18 counts of larceny, seven counts of damage to property, four counts of f larceny of a motor vehicle, one count of breaking and entering and one count of larceny of a firearm.

Carmichael has an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities said the crimes occurred primarily in November.

According to a news release, on Nov. 9 in McDowell County, they are accused of stealing four vehicles and breaking into at least 39 cars and one garage in the Nebo area, stealing thousands of dollars' worth of money, guns, electronics, hunting equipment, tools, medication and jewelry and causing thousands more in damage to the automobiles.

A couple of days after the crime spree in McDowell, the pair hit Rutherford County, where they ended up in vehicle and foot chases with law enforcement officers. McDowell County sheriff's deputies and K-9 Kessy aided in the search for the suspects. Kessy tracked the pair, and they were apprehended. Investigators found some of the property reported stolen from McDowell County in their possession.

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