Garner investigation of house break-ins leads to four arrests

From staff reportsJanuary 16, 2014 

— The arrest of an 18-year-old man Wednesday on charges of larceny and breaking and entering closed an investigation into house burglaries in the Sandlin Branch section of town, police said.

Demetrius Donte Brown, 18, of 108 Barslund Court was charged with three counts of breaking and entering and three counts counts of larceny in the burglaries that date to October.

Last Sunday, police answered a call that someone had tried to break into a house at 102 Barslund Court.

Officer David Taylor, a member of the K-9 unit, and his partner, Bandit tracked scents to 108 Barslund.

Damien Donell Brown, 18, who lives at 108 Barslund; Charles Alvin Bass, 18, of 511 E. Martin St. in Raleigh, and Dewayne Webb, 17, of 221 Kentucky Drive in Garner were arrested there and charged with possession of burglar’s tools, attempted breaking and entering and resisting police.

Investigators then took over the case and added three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of larceny andone count of possession of a firearm by a minor against Webb.

The break-ins had happened, police said, on the street where Webb lives.

Demetrius Brown was being held in lieu of $90,000 bail and had a first appearance in court on Thursday.

Damien Brown was being held in lieu of $16,000 bail and Bass on $12,000 bail.

Webb had been released.

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