A hoard of jewelry, electronics, fishing equipment and almost $35,000 in cash were all items recovered when a Little River man was arrested in Brunswick County, N.C. this week, authorities said.
James Douglas Valenti, Jr., 40, is charged with safecracking, felony possession of cocaine, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property under false pretense, felony receiving stolen goods/property, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a release from Emily Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
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Police also have a fugitive arrest warrant in connection with criminal trespassing, driving under the influence, third offense, and theft by deception/false impression out of Pennsylvania, according to Flax.
The cash and items police discovered were taken during crimes committed in Horry County, Flax said.
Valenti’s arrest came following an incident on Oct. 6 at a Supply, N.C. home where he was living, and after a search of the home authorities uncovered about $200,000 in jewelry and electronics, $1,200 in fishing equipment, and nearly $35,000 in cash, which were all taken during Horry County incidents, Flax said.
Horry County police and BCSO deputies worked together on the case, and Valenti is expected to face additional charges in Horry County and in Brunswick County, police say.
Valenti was arrested Tuesday and was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains jailed on a $95,000 bond, Flax said.