North Carolina authorities have arrested the Washington Court House man suspected in several burglary cases in Worthington.

North Carolina authorities have arrested the Washington Court House man suspected in several burglary cases in Worthington.

Sheriff's deputies in Wilkesboro, N.C., arrested Kaleb R. Kirkpatrick, 22, Dec. 29 as he allegedly fled from the scene of a suspected residential burglary, according to reports from the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office.

Worthington police had issued a fifth-degree felony warrant for Kirkpatrick's arrest, connected to receiving stolen property, and named him as a suspect in the "vast majority" of a string of residential burglaries that occurred in November.

According to the sheriff's reports, Kirkpatrick is charged with three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of vandalizing property, attempted larceny, operating a vehicle without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit and run, violation of probation and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

According to Sgt. Michael Holton of Worthington, Kirkpatrick has denied involvement in the North Carolina crimes.

Kirkpatrick is being detained in the Wilkes County Jail on a bond of $405,000.

After dealing with the charges in North Carolina -- which could involve significant jail time if he is convicted -- Kirkpatrick would be extradited to Ohio to face charges in Worthington.

Holton said Worthington detectives have only been able to link Kirkpatrick with stolen property from some of the burglaries and have yet to prove his involvement with several break-ins.