Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:49

Montgomery County man charged with stealing from Norman storage building

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NORMAN — A Montgomery County man is facing charges after stealing several items from a Richmond County resident.

According to arrest warrants, 46-year-old Damion Foster Clegg, of Biscoe, broke into a storage building on E. Moore Street in Norman on May 8.

Clegg is accused of stealing a Honda CRF-125 dirt bike and two 10-speed bicycles from the building.

Warrants state Clegg also damaged the door to the building and the lock during his alleged crime.

Clegg was arrested by the Biscoe Police Department on June 20 and booked into the Richmond County Jail on June 26, where he remained July 1 under a $3,000 secured bond.

No mug shot was available on the jail’s website.

He is charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, as well as a misdemeanor charge of injury to real property.

Clegg is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

Online court records show he has multiple pending charges in Montgomery County: three counts each of misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods or property; one count each of shoplifting, resisting a public officer and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle; and several other traffic violations.

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

Clegg has a criminal history dating back to 1992, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

That year, he was convicted of felony breaking and entering and simple assault in Montgomery County and unauthorized use of a motor conveyance in Randolph County, and initially given probation. However, his probation was revoked on the b&e and unauthorized use charges and Clegg was additionally convicted of selling a controlled substance in Randolph and damage to property in Montgomery. For that he spent around two and a half years behind bars.

While he was serving time, Clegg was convicted in Randolph of one count of misdemeanor forgery, 17 counts of felony forgery and receiving stolen goods. The offense date on the latter charge is while he was incarcerated.

In 1996, again while in prison, he was convicted of selling a counterfeit controlled substance. The offense date for that charge is also while Clegg was locked up.

He was released from prison in December of ‘96, but found himself in trouble again, with convictions of misdemeanor larceny, speeding from police, operating a vehicle with no license, failing to heed a red light or siren, possessing stolen goods and being a habitual felon.

Clegg went back to prison in February of 1998 and was released in January 2005.

Nearly a year later, he was convicted of assault and battery.

In 2007, Clegg was convicted of possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance. He was initially given a split sentence, but his probation was revoked the following year when he was convicted again of possessing stolen goods and being a habitual felon.

He went to prison in December 2008 and was released January 2019.