Deputies intercept text message to capture suspect
Thursday, July 24, 2008 | 8:07 PM
TERRELL, N.C. -- After catching one of two people wanted in a series of break-ins, Catawba County sheriff's deputies let their fingers do the chasing to catch the second suspect.
The Hickory Daily Record reported Thursday that when deputies caught a 16-year-old suspect, they confiscated his cell phone. While they had it, a text message came across asking him if he had been caught.The deputies responded "no," and after a few more messages, the sender said he would try to pick up his partner, not knowing he was in custody. While waiting in an area where several break-ins occurred, deputies said they arrested the 17-year-old texting teenager after finding him in a car with three other people. Both teens face several charges, including larceny and breaking and entering.