Raleigh police charge man with four apartment break-ins, gun theft

From staff reportsDecember 6, 2012 

Anthony Lavon Williams


— Police charged a 22-year-old man early Thursday with breaking into four apartments in 11 days in complexes not far from N.C. State University.

Anthony Lavon Williams of 3810 Brentwood West in Raleigh, faces four counts of felony breaking and entering, four felony counts of larceny after a break-in, a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, a misdemeanor break-in and two other misdemeanor charges.

The firearm charge, arrest warrants show, is because police said he had a .22-caliber pistol taken in one of the thefts.

According to several arrest warrants that police filed, they believe he broke into apartments at 1151 Graduate Lane on Nov. 23, 4217 Avents Ferry Road on Nov. 28, 2900 Trailwood Pines Lane on Nov. 29 and 2504 Tryon Grove Road on Dec. 4.

They were daytime events, police said.

Computers were taken in three of the break-ins, a PlayStation gaming console in one, credit cards in two and cash in one.

The pistol was taken on Nov. 28, police said.

Police also accused Williams of a break-in at a vacant apartment farther away on Hazelnut Drive, off Sanderford Road, leading to the misdemeanor count.

Williams was being held on a total bond of $77,500.

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