Chatham deputies capture serial larceny suspect and recover stolen property

Siler City, NC – During the early morning hours of July 11, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolling in the Siler City area observed a truck pulling a trailer matching a description of property stolen from the Silk Hope community. Deputies initiated contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jacob Thomas Allen, 29, of 4135 Preacher Holmes Road, Lot A, Graham, and confirmed that the trailer was indeed stolen.

Jacob Thomas Allen

Further investigation revealed that the tag displayed on the trailer was reported stolen in Randolph County, the truck was reported stolen out of Alamance County, and the license plate displayed on the truck was reported stolen in Columbus County. A search of Allen and the truck also uncovered drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The truck reported stolen out of Alamance

Allen was arrested and charged with two counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served with several outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.

“I applaud the discerning eye and investigative talents of our staff members,” says Sheriff Mike Roberson. “Property crimes can be some of the hardest to solve, but our team is committed to doing all we can to locate and recover items on behalf of the victims. It’s a big deal that deputies were able to apprehend a suspect and link him to crimes not only in Chatham, but in several surrounding counties as well.”

Allen was jailed under a $61,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on July 20, 2020. He is also due to appear in Moore County on July 24, Randolph County on July 31, and Alamance County on August 6 related to charges in those jurisdictions.