DEPUTIES: Woman & Friend Steal From Grandpa

A woman and a friend are both in jail after deputies say the two stole from the woman's grandparents while she was house sitting for them.

Laura Horne and Alexander Talbot, both of Newport, were arrested Sunday night on larceny charges.

Carteret County deputies say the two left, taking with them grandpa's .40 caliber handgun and a flat screen television.

Both items have since been recovered. Talbot, who initially bonded out of jail, was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of stolen property. Deputies say they found him in possession with the handgun after his initial release from jail.


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  • by not surprised Location: NC on Mar 25, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Look at him now...locked up yet again and many many more charges! This guy is a complete scum bag and I cant wait to find out whats coming his way. I dont know this Laura girl but Im sure he controlled her like he controls everyone. I feel bad for her..... end of my soap box
  • by Anonymous Location: Eastern NC on Nov 27, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    Kinda sad that this story doesn't mention the other girls involved or what actually happened at all. Just goes to show how the media lies about things. The truth will come out in court and everything will be fine.
  • by Laura And Alex's Friend on Nov 3, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    Wow Thats Why They Keep Deleting My Comments Cause They Know That I Got The Real Proof Of The Story And I'm Going To The CourtHouse With Them Thursday.
  • by Mrs. Cren on Nov 3, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    If wanted those things why didn't they just ask!!!!! Its sad stealing from you OWN grandparents!!!!
  • by Cletus Location: New Bern on Nov 3, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    After looking at the pictures it always amazes me that these young people are so seriously in trouble at such a tender age. And, to top it off, already a felon to boot. This is really bad for the young man found to be in possession of a weapon and an ex-felon. Possession of stolen property is one thing but the big felony will be the weapon. He can probably kiss his young butt goodbye for several (15 minimum) years. The young lady is no saint either. Reminds me of Bonnie and Clyde. This is so sad for the parents. To be sure their hearts are being torn apart - unless this has been the norm and these two are habitual trouble makers in which case they need some hard time. Let us hope they will turn their lives around and become productive members of society. I'm just thankful that no-one was shot as there is no telling what they were cooking up for later. This gun off the street probably saved a life or two.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Nov 2, 2009 at 07:23 PM
    How stupid can you be, BUT Bill I can't see how you know he took advantage of a young impressionable girl? If memory serves me right most guys are controlled by the girls! They stole from HER grandparents, but I see where his having a prior record might play into it! Both losers! Way to go grandpa!!!
  • by rich on Nov 2, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    Dumb and dumber
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    There is a BIG difference from being naive and stupid. She is stupid.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Nov 2, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    I wonder how old she is. She seems to be very naive thinking she would not be caught. I think this guy has taken advantage of her. He had the gun, probably had the t.v. too. In any case, I hope she learns a little character traits and doesn't associate with people like this. Young girls are very impressionable. I hope her Grandparents can forgive her and make this a life changing experience for her.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Nov 2, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    Grandpa: hard thing to do, but you did the right thing. Hopefully your grandchild will learn from this.
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