Pamlico County man arrested/charged with breaking into and stealing from vehicles

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On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, numerous reports of motor vehicle breaking and entering’s in the Olympia community of Pamlico County were received by Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center.  It was determined that multiple vehicles had been broken into during the night of December 28 and the early morning hours of December 29.  During the investigation it was revealed that Michael Lee Tomblin, 26, of Olympia was responsible for the crimes.  Tomblin was on court ordered GPS monitoring as part of his probation for previous criminal convictions for similar crimes which aided in his identification as a suspect.  Numerous items of identifiable property that had been reported stolen were recovered in Tomblin’s possession at the time of his arrest.  Tomblin was also found in possession counterfeit U.S. currency.  During Tomblin’s arrest, he resisted arrest and assaulted a deputy by punching the deputy in the face.  The deputy was not injured.  Tomblin was placed in the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $125,000.00 secured bond and charged with the following,

1 count Assault on Government Official

1 count Resist, Obstruct, and Delay an Officer

1 count Possession Drug Paraphernalia

2 counts Possess 5+ Counterfeit Instruments

1 count Possession of Burglary Tools

8 counts Felony Break or Enter a Motor Vehicle 

2 counts Felony Larceny 

5 counts Misdemeanor Larceny