Pair arrested in Durham home invasion

From staff reportsJanuary 25, 2014 

— Police reported Saturday they have arrested two men in connection with a Monday night home invasion in northwest Durham.

Police said the two men — Brandon Jayne and Joey Fabela, both 35 — were dressed in black and wearing masks when they accosted a woman taking her trash to the street. The men forced the woman inside at gunpoint and tied up the woman and another resident, police said.

The men made off with jewelry, a cell phone and a white 2003 GMC Envoy. The home invasion occurred on Cole Mill Road between Croasdaile Country Club and the Eno River.

Charges included burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Jayne was also charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jayne has a lengthy felony record that at least two stints in prison for breaking & entering and larceny. He was put on $1.5 million bond.

Fabela was convicted of drug possession in 2011. He was put on $500,000 bond.

Police said the incident didn’t appear to be a random crime of opportunity.

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