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Wilson man accused of Nash County business break-ins

Posted on October 16, 2021

Updated on October 18, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — Nash County authorities have locked up a Wilson man accused in a bevy of business break-ins.

Trabis Alston, 41, of Academy Street in Wilson, faces charges of resisting police, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Alston is accused of stealing cigarettes, tattoo ink and a tattoo gun, according to arrest warrants.

Officers caught Alston breaking into La Smoken, a tobacco business at Wellongate Center off Sunset Avenue, around 4 a.m. Oct. 9, said Cpl. Ricky Jackson of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Roughly an hour prior, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office alerted area law enforcement agencies about a white GMC work van with graffiti markings that was suspected of involvement in several Nash County business break-ins.

When officers arrived at La Smoken, they found the van and spotted Alston emerging from a broken window, Jackson said.

Alston took off running, but officers nabbed him on Brookview Drive, Jackson said.

In other Nash County crimes, Alston has been accused of stealing cartons of cigarettes, male enhancement pills and money from a store at N.C. 97 and South Halifax Road; throwing a block through the glass front door of the Dollar General store in Dorches; and trying to break into a convenience store in Red Oak.

Alston was jailed under a $30,500 secured bond.

Alston has a criminal conviction history of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of stolen goods, larceny, resisting an officer and multiple drug counts, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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