Two charged with taking cash register, safe from Cary bar

From staff reportsFebruary 28, 2014 

— Police charged one man Wednesday and a second on Thursday with breaking into The Cary Pub last Sunday and taking a cash register, safe and money.

Michael Anthony Grimaldi, 35, of 107 Spring Bud Drive was arrested Thursday and was being held for a court appearance Friday on charges of breaking and entering and felony larceny from the Tryon Road location.

Daniel James Ellwanger, 31, of 626 Applecross Drive was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods and failure to appear in court on an earlier charge.

Police said the value of everything taken was $5,300.

Grimaldi was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Grimaldi was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Feb. 5, 2008, and served a state prison sentence after being arrested in February 2007 on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Robert Booth, 49, at a Cary motel.

Police charged Grimaldi had given Booth a lethal dose of an illegal drug.

Ellwanger was being held in lieu of $35,000 after a court appearance Thursday. He has several court dates in March on larceny charges and a series of traffic charges.

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