Cary man draws heavy bail on charges of breaking into vending machines

03/25/2014 11:52 AM

02/15/2015 10:44 AM

A Cary man apparently tested the patience of Wake County magistrates, and one ordered him held on $100,000 bail after being arrested for the second time in two days on charges that he broke into vending machines.

Raleigh police had arrested Cory Peter Tyson, 34, on Sunday night on charges of breaking into machines, and North Carolina State University Police took out arrest warrants for five charges on Monday.

In setting Tyson’s bond, magistrate M.L. Sweeney wrote that “defendant has been on supervised probation five separate times” for felony breaking and entering, possession of burglar’s tools and felony breaking into machines going back to 2004.

In addition, Sweeney said Tyson was already free on a $15,000 bond stemming from 2013 charges of larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

Tyson’s total bail was $160,000, and he was being held in lieu of that for a court appearance Tuesday.

State law makes breaking into coin-operated machines a felony if the person charged has been convicted of that charge before, and NCSU police noted Tyson, of 730 Braniff Drive, had been on May 29, 2012.

Raleigh police had charged Tyson with misdemeanor larceny when they arrested him, and University police charged him with trespassing.

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