On October 30, 2012 at approximately 3:50 pm, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a larceny of a motor vehicle which had already occurred at a residence on River Road in Washington, NC. Deputies took a report and began an investigation. On November 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a larceny of another vehicle from the same victim at the same location. The Sheriff's Office continued the investigation and an Investigator was assigned to the case.
As a result of the investigation into the October report, Investigator Adams applied for and obtained warrants charging Paul Robin Jordan, age 45, of Randolph Road in Washington, NC and Guy Wayne Sprouse, age 22, of Hal's Lane in Washington, NC with one count each of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.
Investigator Adams also applied for and obtained warrants charging Paul Robin Jordan, and Randy Quinn Opharrow, age 27, of Wilson Street in Washington, NC with one count each of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and one count each of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for the November incident. A warrant was also obtained charging Darnell Maurice Hooks, age 34, of 10th Street in Washington, NC with one count of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for his involvement in the November theft.
The stolen vehicles were sold for scrap at a Pitt County recycling business. Sprouse and Hooks also face Obtaining Property by False Pretense charges in Pitt County for the sale of the vehicles. Jordan, Opharrow and Sprouse turned themselves in on December 14, 2012 and were taken before Magistrate Donald Sadler. Jordan was held on a $5,000.00 secured bond, Opharrow was held on a $1,000.00 secured bond and Sprouse was held on a $2,000.00 secured bond in the Beaufort County Detention Center.
Darnell Hooks is still at large. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Darnell Hooks is asked to contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers by phone, text or through their website. Call (252)974-6400
; text a tip anonymously by dialing 274637
on a cellphone and in the body of the message, type BCSO131 and the tip; or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website, www.beaufortcountycrimestoppers.com
, by following the "Tip Line" link and filling out an online form. Calls, texts, and emails are anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to Hooks' arrest. Tipsters do not have to give their name to receive a reward.
Tipsters do not have to give their name to receive a reward.
Major Kenneth Watson
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office