DENTON  The Caroline County Sheriff's Office and Caroline County Drug Task Force have jointly arrested Timothy James Cornett and charged him with a total of 12 counts between them in connection with two break-ins.

One of the break-ins Cornett is charged with occurred at his mother's home Feb. 29. He also is charged with a second break-in May 5.

On Feb. 29, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office responded to Diana Young's home off Hignutt Road. Young told the deputy she was called at her job by her son, Cornett, who had arrived home and found that someone had broken into their house.

Young said when she went home, she found the front door kicked in and jewelry stolen from her bedroom as well as jewelry from her mother Judith Dunham's bedroom. Cornett also said the intruder had stolen his music CD collection and a small metal safe from his bedroom. The total losses were estimated at approximately $5,000.

On March 5, the sheriff's office was contacted by Margaret Wooters in reference to a burglary that occurred at her home located three houses from the Young home.

 Det. Philip Dixon of the Caroline County Criminal Investigation Division learned that during the overnight hours between March 4 and 5, someone entered Wooters' home and stole approximately $600 in prescription medications.

Dixon and Sgt. Donald L Baker interviewed Cornett, who allegedly admitted to staging the burglary at his house and to stealing his mother and grandmother's jewelry, police said. Cornett also admitted to burglarizing the Wooters' residence and stealing her prescriptions. The interview with Cornett also revealed that he pawned the stolen jewelry. On March 6, Dixon recovered and returned Young's and Dunham's jewelry.

 While at Cornett's residence, a small indoor marijuana plant was discovered in Cornett's bedroom closet. The Caroline County Drug Task Force was called to handle the marijuana.

Cornett was charged with two counts of theft over $500 and one count each of making a false statement to an officer, burglary first-degree, burglary third-degree, burglary fourth-degree and theft over $500.

The Caroline County Drug Task Force charged him with one count each of marijuana possession, drug possession  not marijuana, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing with intent to distribute and drug paraphernalia possession.

Cornett was taken before the Caroline County District Court Commissioner and held on $5,000 bond for the burglary and theft charges and $3,000 for the charges stemming from the marijuana plant.

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