POLICE: Jewel Thief Caught Red-Handed

Police say they nabbed a jewel thief red-handed, as he was running from a jewelry store that he just broke into this morning.

Goldsboro police say they recovered over $24,000 in stolen jewelry when they arrested Charles Stanley short after 2:30 a.m.

An alarm alerted them to Alan Sutton Jewelry on Wayne Memorial Drive and responding officers saw a man dressed in all black with a duffel bag running from the store. Stanley was quickly caught and charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods and resisting an officer.

Police say Stanley is also charged with the breaking and entering of the Family Dollar on New Hope Road which happened just before the jewelry store break-in. In that case, a piece of headstone from a nearly cemetery was thrown through the front door, but nothing was reported stolen.

Police say they also arrested two accomplices, Lauren Carver and Brenton Todd. They say some $10,000 in damage was done to the jewelry store during the break-in.