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REPORT: Richmond County investigators catch break-in suspect with cocaine at jail

ROCKINGHAM — A man suspected of a break-in is accused of having cocaine during a jail visitation.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators obtained arrest warrants for 54-year-old Jonathan Eric Morgan, of Hamlet, charging him in connection to a Sept. 25, 2022 break-in at a home on Firefly Woods Road in Rockingham.

Morgan reportedly went to the Richmond County Jail for a visitation on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and was recognized by an investigator with the RCSO Community Impact Team.

Investigators arrested Morgan and served him with the warrants charging him with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

While Morgan was being processed, investigators reportedly found a baggie of cocaine on his person and he was charged with a count each of felony possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises.

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Morgan was booked and held on a $30,0000 secured bond. He was still being held Friday afternoon, according to online jail records, and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 26.

Online court records show Morgan has a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 31 and March 14 for traffic citations.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Morgan has no prior criminal convictions. South Carolina records show Morgan has had several traffic tickets in Marlboro County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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