A 17-year-old from Apex who was charged Monday with break-ins at six stores in his hometown and Holly Springs has now been charged with more of them, including one in Cary, and with having cocaine and an anabolic steroid compound.
In addition, Holly Springs police added charges saying that Tanner Robert Sheckells conspired with Alexander Daniel Lecei, 18, of 1501 Dexter Ridge Drive in Holly Springs, and all three towns’ police charged Lecei with break-ins and conspiracy.
Holly Springs police alleged in arrest warrants that Sheckells was part of break-ins at a Dunkin Donuts and a Goodwill Industries store on March 19, an Advance Auto early Monday and an attempted break-in at the Sunset Mart early Monday.
Cary police charged Sheckells of a March 19 break-in at Hibachi China Buffet.
In all the break-ins, cash registers or cash drawers were taken.
Holly Springs police also accused Sheckells of having screwdrivers and an ax to use as burglar’s tools.
Lecei was accused of breaking into the same Holly Springs businesses as Sheckells on March 19 and 21. Apex police charged him with breaking into three businesses named in the first round of charges against Sheckells with going into.
Separately, Apex charged Lecei with breaking into a business on Beaver Creek Commons Drive on March 19.
The drug charges against Sheckells stem from his arrest by police who stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee he was driving and said they found 2.28 grams of cocaine and testosterone propionate.