On September 26, 2022, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to the Cubbard Express convenience store located on Old NC 10, Hildebran, regarding a motor vehicle theft. Deputies spoke to the victim and learned that a black male and white female had stolen his white Kia SUV while the victim was inside the store.
BCSO Detectives obtained video of the suspects from the store surveillance and cameras in the surrounding area. Photos were posted on social media requesting the public’s assistance with identification of the suspects. Numerous tips identified the suspects as Dustin Fernandez Leone Brewton and Bridget Anne Bessette.
On October 4, 2022, information was obtained that the stolen vehicle was in Catawba County. BCSO Detectives working with Catawba County Sheriff’s Office recovered the stolen vehicle which was turned back over to the victim. Brewton and Bessette have outstanding warrants related to the case. Please contact law enforcement at 828-438-5500 if you have information on their whereabouts.
Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office