Police say they caught a burglar red handed Monday night.
Kinston police say they got a call of a breaking and entering in progress at a home on East Lenoir Avenue. They secured the outside and called in a K-9 team.
Officers say they announced several times they were there and had a K-9 team. Eventually the suspect came out of the home and surrendered.
Maurice Pierce is charged with felony breaking, entering and larceny and misdemeanor injury to property. The 33-year-old man was jailed on a $15,000 secured bond.