Two wanted for home break-ins in Cleveland County

- The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two people connected to residential breaking and enterings in Cleveland County. 

Deputies said the first person has been identified as Joe Clifford Tipps Jr., 26. They said Tipps is currently an absconder from probation and parole and has active warrants for his arrest in Cleveland County for breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.  

The second person has been identified as Anton D. Harris, 21. They said Harris is an absconder with probation and parole and currently has active warrants for his arrest.

Sheriff Norman said in a written statement released on Friday, “We believe the two individuals are traveling between Catawba and Cleveland County doing residential breaking and enterings and we need to get them off the streets.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tipps or Harris are asked to call Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 484-4822 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 481-TIPS (8477).

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