Wake deputies add theft of 11 guns to Raleigh man’s break-in charges

From staff reportsAugust 30, 2013 

— A 20-year-old Raleigh man, charged last month with several home break-ins, was charged Thursday with a May break-in during which Wake County sheriff’s deputies say 11 guns were stolen.

Mellendez Verlez Hargrove of 2741 Conifer Drive, was accused in an arrest warrant of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking into a home on Stonepond Lane on July 7

Deputies said the guns and jewelry, worth $8,755 altogether, were taken that day.

In July, Raleigh police charged Hargrove on July 23, 25 and 26 with a total of seven counts of breaking and entering, one attempted break-in, five counts of larceny after breaking and entering and two counts of larceny of a gun.

Earlier this month, sheriff’s deputies charged Hargrove with felony probation violation and six counts of larceny.

Hargrove was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a court appearance Friday on the latest charges.

He has been in the Wake County Detention Center since the July 23 arrest.

A judge put Hargrove on three years’ probation in February after he was convicted on three felony burglary charges from 2011, state prison records show.

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