Crime

Youth charged with 41 car break-ins in Apex, Holly Springs and fleeing Wake Forest police

Gavin Shamel Rogers
Gavin Shamel Rogers

Gavin Shamel Rogers, 18, of Raleigh was arrested by city police Monday on warrants charging him with numerous car break-ins in Holly Springs and Apex and with fleeing from Wake Forest police when they tried to stop a car he was driving.

Along with 20 counts of breaking into or entering cars in Holly Springs, Rogers also is charged with conspiring with Octavius Barnes, 19, and two others. Barnes faces more than 50 charges stemming from car crimes committed in Holly Springs, Apex and Wake Forest.

A sheaf of arrest warrants charged Rogers with going into 16 cars in Holly Springs on Oct. 14 and four on Oct. 22. he is charged with several misdemeanor larcenies on Oct. 14 and with stealing a 2014 Honda Pilot on Oct. 22.

Apex police charged Rogers with entering 21 vehicles on Oct. 22 and with stealing a 2015 Subaru Outback that day.

Wake Forest police had been looking for Rogers since Oct. 31 on charges stemming from a chase they said happened on Oct. 23.

They said Rogers had no driver’s license when he sped away from them in the 1500 block of South Main Street. They also accused him of leaving the scene of an accident after crashing the car into a stone wall on East South Avenue.

Rogers, who was arrested after Raleigh police questioned him at their detective headquarters, was held in lieu of $301,000 bail for a Tuesday court appearance.

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