Two charged with car break-ins that yielded handgun at Raleigh apartments

rgallagher@newsobserver.comApril 23, 2014 

— Two men who were released from prison last month after serving time on theft convictions were being held in Wake County on $200,000 bail each Wednesday on charges that they broke into four vehicles Monday night and early Tuesday.

Police also accused them of having a 9 mm pistol taken from one of the vehicles.

Kenneth Blake Emery, 18, of 5535 Hamstead Crossing in Raleigh and Wesley Montgomery Vaughn, 21, who records say has no permanent address, were arrested Tuesday on Creek Ridge Lane in the Trinity Park apartments in southwest Raleigh.

According to arrest warrants, the pair broke into three sport utility vehicles and a sedan.

In one of the vehicles, the warrants charge, they found and took a 9 mm Taurus semi-automatic handgun.

The charges do not specify whether the gun had been left loaded.

Altogether, Emery and Vaughn were each charged with four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, three counts of misdemeanor larceny, three counts of possession of stolen goods, larceny of a gun and possession of a stolen gun.

Both men also were charged with possession of a gun by a felon.

Emery was convicted in March 2013 of a felony larceny in February and put on probation, then convicted in August 2013 of conspiracy to commit robbery in June and sentenced to prison.

He served seven months and was released last month.

Vaughn has several felony convictions in Mecklenburg County for breaking and entering and larceny and was imprisoned in February 2013. He was released last month, too.

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