Sheriff's Office Says 300+ Burglaries Solved With Arrest

Deputies say hundreds of home break-ins that have occurred in eight counties in Eastern Carolina have been solved with the arrest of a Jacksonville man.

Thomas Ruckman is right now charged with over 150 counts of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and child abuse.

Onslow County deputies say the 34-year-old Ruckman has broken into over 300 homes in Onslow, Pender, Craven, Jones, Duplin, Brunswick, Carteret and New Hanover counties.


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  • by sherran Location: new bern on Jan 4, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    i was also a victim of this jerk. stole all of my jewelry,handgun and plasma tv. of course you can replace jewelry but not the memories. hope he gets whats coming to him!
  • by LISA Location: JACKSONVILLE on Nov 2, 2009 at 08:47 PM
    I was one of the victims. I will make sure to be at his hearings. He stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and robbed me of my sense of security. Do you know what that feels like? To come home, at night, walking thru your house, flipping on lights. And then, you get to the other side of the house, discover your bedroom has been ransacked, and you don't even know if they are still in the house? I had 2 panic attacks, in my car, in the driveway, while I waited 25 minutes for a deputy to show up. There are diamonds that were left to me by family that will never be recovered. My wedding bands and diamond earrings are gone. I had every color of sapphire that exists. Gone. A jewelry box my dad gave me for Christmas one year. Pictures of my husband and I from high school. Several diamond necklaces. The Iwo Jima charm I wore during all of my husband's deployments. All destroyed and then sold. And altering my life forever.
  • by L WORD Location: HAVELOCK on Oct 17, 2009 at 03:52 PM
    WITH A MUG LIKE THAT ONLY BUBBA COULD LOVE
  • by Yeeya Boyee Location: The Hood on Oct 17, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    Gangsta wanna be! Haha the picrures is priceless, another example of a street thug. 300? he should get 1 year of prison for each one count which would be life and then some but wait! Our great state of NC has to let people out for the 80 year is = to life. I guess the old school thugs and such will fill his place until he gets out and T Suckman has his training to be a better criminal while in prison.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Oct 17, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Wow, it keeps growing. Last night if I'm not mistaken it was 150 burglaries and today 300, wonder what it will be tomorrow? To Anonymous, you can't be serious, if you are maybe you should take him into your home to show him someone cares, because as far as I'm concerned he's a POS.
  • by Tyler Location: Wilson on Oct 17, 2009 at 06:37 AM
    The look on his face is hilarious, its like they took the picture RIGHT when they told him he had 150 charges! If he broke into 300 houses why are there only 150 charges? charge him with every thing you go so he never gets out of prison, B&Es are his chosen profession, time to put him out of business!
  • by Mike Location: HAMILTON on Oct 17, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    Guess they will give him supervised probation and tell him to be a good boy and not do it again.
  • by George W on Oct 16, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    In some way I guess he should be admired...what a professional! 300 homes. That's a lot of work. Sure it's not exactly positive but...WOW! Dedication. Let the criticism begin.
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Oct 16, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    White Trash at it's finest right here ladies and gentlemen
  • by Anonymous Location: jacksonville on Oct 16, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    you people need to think he might be a dad or brother or son. People talk like that maybe thats why he did it. He wasn't the only one.
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