Maxton man wanted for car theft and kidnapping captured by a homeowner during break-in

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Courtesy: Robeson County Sheriff’s Office

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WBTW) – A Maxton man previously wanted for stealing a car with a 3-year-old in the back seat has been captured, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Friday.

According to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Alexander Rodriguez was arrested when deputies responded to a home in the 1100 block of Sampson Road in Rowland for a breaking and entering in progress.

When deputies arrived at the scene they found that Rodriguez was being held by the homeowner. The homeowner told deputies that Rodriguez was crawling through his window when the owner subdued him with a pole.

News13 previously reported that Rodriguez stole a car with a 3-year-old in the back seat, according to the RCSO. The father briefly got out of the vehicle and Rodriguez stole the car, according to the report. Eventually, the father tracked down the car. Rodriguez let the child out and drove off. The child is fine.

The Rowland Police Department charged Rodriguez with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, first-degree kidnapping, and injury to personal property in connection to the car theft and kidnapping.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office charged Rodriquez with five felony counts of breaking and entering, two felony counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, four felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering, and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Rodriguez also faces charges of breaking and entering and larceny in relation to an incident that happened in the Rowland area on September 7.

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