On June 19, 2016 at 08:22 PSO C. Clark and PSO J. Moore responded to the Boathouse and Service Center on South Sterling St in reference to a Breaking and Entering.  PSO J. Moore spoke with the owner of the business, Brennan Billings and one of the employees, Gregory Allen Shell.  Billings reported that he stopped by the business to do some work and noticed the door was open.  After walking inside, he found Gregory Shell sitting in a chair.  Shell informed Billings that he arrived at work and found one of the windows broken.  Shell also told Billings that he attempted to call his son to report the B&E.  Billings reported that the business office had been ransacked.  Billings showed officers were where a trolling motor had been taken out of the box and left in the floor. Several desk drawers had been opened and gone through and service orders were out of place. 


PSO J. Moore and PSO C. Clark began to gather information from Billings and Shell after making contact with an investigator.   During this time, Shell left the property without telling anyone.  Officers then noticed that several items of evidence were moved from their original location. 


A phone call was made requesting Shell to return to the store and speak with officers.  Shell returned with his mother and spoke with Investigator K. Goforth.  Further investigation revealed that Shell entered the business through a side window without the owner’s consent on a Sunday morning.  Officers also found two boat keys in Shell’s belongings.


Shell was charged with the following: 


Breaking and Entering (Felony/Forced)


Larceny after Breaking and Entering


Damage to Real Property


Possession of Schedule VI


Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Gregory Allen Shell was processed and transported to the Burke Catawba Detention Facility.  Shell is being held on a $25,000.00 Secured Bond with a first court appearance scheduled for 06/20/2016.