A man being sought in a bizarre set of daytime break-ins in Apex was arrested at his home by Raleigh police early Monday.
Brandon Robert Dickens, 30, was at his home at 5613 Black Maple Drive when officers went there about 4:30 a.m., reports said.
Arrest warrants sworn out by Apex police on Dec. 21 charged Dickens with eight counts of second-degree kidnapping, breaking and entering two homes with the intent to terrorize or injure, and assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
The charges stem from an incident on Dec. 11, when police said men went to a home on Gilby Drive in Apex, apparently looking for someone. They then made a man who lived there accompany them to a home around the corner on Seagram Court to look for the same person, though police were unable to say who that was.
The men then returned to the first home, Capt. Ann Stephens said, and were taken into custody by police, who had been called after the men left.
The eight kidnapping charges involve five adults, the 14-year-old, a 1-year-old and a 1-month old, according to arrest warrants for Dickens.
The assault charge involved grabbing the girl by her arm and dragging her, one warrant stated.
The two men arrested the day of the incidents were James Spencer Wise, 19, of 4912 Highland Park Court in Wake County and Pedro Jose Fuster-Massa, 30, who lives at the same address as Dickens, a single-family home in a neighborhood off Spring Forest Road in northeast Raleigh.
They were charged with the same offenses as Dickens.
Dickens was held in lieu of $500,000 bail and ordered to appear in court Tuesday. Fuster-Massa, who is listed in court records as Pedro Fuster, and Wise have court appearances scheduled for Jan. 4.
Wise is being held on $1,002,000 bail and Fuster-Massa on $1 million bail.
Second-degree kidnapping accuses a defendant of making a person stay in a place against that person’s will or making the person move to another place.