Garner investigation of house break-ins leads to four arrests

From staff reportsJanuary 20, 2014 

— The arrest of an 18-year-old man Wednesday on charges of larceny and breaking and entering closed an investigation into house burglaries in the Sandlin Branch section of Garner, police said.

Demetrius Donte Brown, 18, of 108 Barslund Court was charged with three counts of breaking and entering and three counts counts of larceny in the burglaries that date to October.

Three others were arrested with him at his home. Three of the four suspects live in the same Garner neighborhood where the break-ins ocured. Police also added resisting officer and gun charges.

On Jan. 12, police answered a call that someone had tried to break into a house at 102 Barslund Court.

Officer David Taylor, a member of the K-9 unit, and his partner, Bandit, tracked scents to 108 Barslund, just about 100 feet from the break-in.

Damien Donell Brown, 20, who lives at the same address as Demetrius Brown; and Dewayne Webb, 17, of nearby 221 Kentucky Drive, and Charles Alvin Bass, 18, of 511 E. Martin St. in Raleigh, were arrested there and charged with possession of burglar’s tools, attempted breaking and entering and resisting police.

Investigators then took over the case and added three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of larceny and one count of possession of a firearm by a minor against Webb.

The additional break-ins had happened, police said, on the street where Webb lives.

Demetrius Brown was being held in lieu of $90,000 bail and had a first appearance in court on Thursday.

Damien Brown was being held in lieu of $16,000 bail and Bass on $12,000 bail.

Webb had been released.

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