Teens on crime spree accused of killing pets, setting car on fire
Two teen girls face charges after a crime spree in North Carolina where they broke into a home, killed the pets inside and set a car ablaze, officials said.
Hallie Lauren Pate, 17, and Jordan Alexis Ruiz, 18, were arrested Thursday on a dozen charges including breaking and entering, larceny and cruelty to animals in connection to a Lenoir County burglary, according to authorities.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said the teens allegedly broke into the home Feb. 4 and stole property. More items were taken from a car before they allegedly set the vehicle on fire.
Investigators were able to identify the suspects after they allegedly sold some of the stolen items.
Both teens were booked at Lenoir County Sheriff’s Detention Center, where they each are being held on a $50,000 bond.
They also face charges for breaking and entering a motor vehicle, burning personal property, obtaining property by false pretense and injury to personal property.