Sheriff's investigators are looking for a 25-year-old man who they think is the one who shot a dog during one of 18 business and home break-ins so far this month, the sheriff's office said Friday in an appeal for help in finding him.
In a statement, the sheriff’s office said Brandon Deshawn Neville, 25, of Durham is their target.
The dog was shot during a May 5 break-in at a home on Cheek Road, the statement said, and it added that Neville should be considered armed and dangerous.
It is not clear if 16 home break-ins and two at businesses are connected, the sheriff’s office said, but all have happened in eastern and northern Durham County.
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The sheriff’s office said it is working with Durham police detectives and Orange and Person county sheriff’s investigators to make arrests in the crimes and to recover stolen items.
The statement asked anyone with information that they think investigators should know to call the sheriff’s office at 919-560-0900 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards if information leads to an arrest in a felony case.
The sheriff’s office also can be given information at its online email address.