Two Raleigh men are charged with breaking into a building used to keep old car batteries for recycling at a Glenwood Avenue Walmart store and having 165 of them.
Police arrested Kevin Christopher Steele, 29, of 713 Habersham Place and Leonard Jamal Callands, 27, of 223 Donald Ross Drive, at the store at 6600 Glenwood Ave. shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, arrest records show.
Each man faces charges of felony breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen property for the 165 batteries and misdemeanor larceny for five batteries that police said they were in the process of taking.
In arrest warrants, officers estimated the 165 batteries were worth $1,089 and the five others were worth $33.
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Callands was jailed overnight in lieu of $22,000 bail and slated to appear before a judge Tuesday.
A magistrate denied bail for Steele, who is on probation after a 2012 conviction stemming from seven breaking-and-entering arrests and a felony larceny charge.
Steele already had several court dates scheduled in Wake County on probation violation and other charges.