North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 14. Criminal Law § 14-55. Preparation to commit burglary or other housebreakings

If any person shall be found armed with any dangerous or offensive weapon, with the intent to break or enter a dwelling, or other building whatsoever, and to commit any felony or larceny therein;  or shall be found having in his possession, without lawful excuse, any picklock, key, bit, or other implement of housebreaking;  or shall be found in any such building, with intent to commit any felony or larceny therein, such person shall be punished as a Class I felon.


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