Man arrested for breaking into store to steal cigarettes

Published 9:34 am Friday, September 1, 2023

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A Mocksville man has been arrested for breaking into a store and stealing cigarettes about a week earlier.

Brandon Michael Campell, 31, of Oakland Ave., was arrested Tuesday for felony breaking, entering and larceny. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $10,000 bond, pending a Sept. 28 appearance in Davie District Court.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said that just after midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 23, an alarm sounded at Cartner’s Food Mart on US 64 W. at NC 901 and Davie Acacemy Road.

When deputies arrived, they found a door had been broken to gain entry, and that it appeared a large amount of cigarettes had been stolen. There were no suspects on site, Hartman said.

The sheriff said the office’s criminal investigation division identified Campbell as a suspect. His residence is less than a half mile from the store.

“The investigation is ongoing at this time, and anyone with information is asked to call the Davie County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 336-751-6238 or,” Hartman said. “You may also leave a tip at”