DEPUTIES: Man Uses Stolen Car To Ram Into Business

A Pollocksville man is accused of using a stolen car to ram into a business, making off with four stolen guns over the weekend. And lawmen say it's not the first time the man has used a stolen vehicle to bust his way into a business.

Jacob Riggs is facing multiple charges in two counties, including felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of firearms, felony possession of stolen firearms, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, flee to elude arrest, reckless driving and resisting officers.

Carteret County deputies say Riggs stole the vehicle in Jones County, and then used it to ram into the front door of the Croatan Trading Post on Highway 58. Inside they say Riggs stole three antique rifles and a handgun. Deputies say damage to the building is estimated at $4,000.

Jones County deputies spotted the vehicle and chased it until it ran into a ditch on Catfish Lake Road. The stolen guns were found inside, while Riggs was arrested later Saturday morning.

Deputies say Riggs was out on bond for doing the same thing in Onslow County back in July with another stolen vehicle.


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  • by bobby Location: pollocksville on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    O and the car he "stole" was his brothers that passed away!!! So you can put your foot back in your mouth now thank you
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      by Truth on Sep 13, 2011 at 05:52 PM in reply to bobby
      Ehhh... if you take a car without permission, it's stealing. Doesn't matter if it is from a relative, best friend, or complete stranger. If the investigation reveals that he was the rightful heir of his brother's vehicle, I'm sure there will be no problem dropping THAT charge...
  • by Bobby RIggs Location: Pollocksville on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    So yall would literally hang my cousin just because of these offenses? Really? Yall some hateful folks he aint hurt no1 no1 was killed so is it really necessary to murder sum1 for going thru an extreme rough patch in his life? I bet you ppl don't know his brother just died and he's going thru a lot! Only GOD should judge ppl not YOU!!
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      by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 05:04 PM in reply to Bobby RIggs
      I am sorry for your families loss. However, many people go through rough patches without committing multiple felonies and you are making excuses for his unacceptable behavior. The fact of the matter is your cousin has serious problems that need to be taken care of and hopefully the NC Department of Corrections will do just that.
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        by bobby on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:15 PM in reply to
        I agree with that and I'd say he needs counselling for his problems before they excallate any furtheR but I just don't take well to someone saying my family member needs hanging
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      by Wharf Rat on Sep 13, 2011 at 05:23 PM in reply to Bobby RIggs
      Of course, when a relative dies, you should drive a car through a business or a house. Idiot.
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        by bobby on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:10 PM in reply to Wharf Rat
        No I don't condone what he's done and i$ not making excuse for him I'm simply saying he shouldn't be judged by no1 that would say that he needs to be "hung" there are some things that are just going to far and that's one of them!
  • by Hang 'em high! on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    I third that "Amen".
  • by Coastal Location: Eastern NC on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    I second that...AMEN!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    Anyone who gets caught committing a crime while OUT ON BOND from another crime should be hanged by sunset.
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      by Doug on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:17 PM in reply to
      Amen!
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