Cary, Raleigh police charge thefts by man in week before criminal conviction

rgallagher@newsobserver.comAugust 20, 2013 

— A Raleigh man who was convicted July 29 and sentenced to prison for larceny and credit card fraud was charged Monday with committing five burglaries and four thefts from women in the week before his conviction.

Xavier Leon Kinney, 24, of 4501 Rock Quarry Road is named in warrants in which Cary police charge that he broke into four Weather Ridge Lane apartments on July 23 and stole items from women who live there and Raleigh police accuse him of taking jewelry, cash and electronics from a series of women on July 23, 24 and 25.

Kinney was convicted July 29 of a felony larceny on March 26 and financial card fraud on May 1, state prison records show.

His consecutive sentences are expected to run through March 2015.

Tuesday, he was back in the Wake County Detention Center, being held for a court appearance on the latest charges.

Kinney also is due in court Aug. 27 on a charge of having drugs in a jail or prison on Aug. 6, the day before records say he was moved to the state Division of Prisons.

In the latest round of charges, Cary police also accused Kinney of breaking into a building at Hospice of Wake County, off Trinity Road, and taking a woman’s keys.

Each of the breaking-and-entering charges was accompanied by a larceny charge.

The Raleigh charges of stealing items from women covered incidents on July 24 and 25 and two on July 27.

Kinney was put on probation in May 2011 for a string of burglary and larceny charges from April 2010, records show, though that was revoked later and he served time in jail.

Kinney also served about 1½ months in jail last year for two charges from May 2010.

He also was on probation for a time in 2007 after probation for a series of breaking and entering convictions from 2005 and 2006.

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