Arrests made in firearm assault, break-ins

July 30, 2008 8:01:27 PM PDT
Raleigh Police announced Wednesday several arrests made in a firearm assault and vehicle break-ins.Between the hours of 11 p.m. January 5 and 6:30 a.m. January 6, 23 unlocked motor vehicles in the Brier Creek area were entered and items were taken from several of them.

Between the hours of 1:45 a.m. and 12:20 a.m. January 27, 12 unlocked vehicles in the same general area were entered and items were once again taken from several of them.

A victim, who had looked out and seen strangers around his car, drove around the neighborhood, located a possible suspect vehicle, and followed it until he reported seeing flashes coming from the vehicle and hearing what sounded like gunshots. The victim was not injured.

Following an investigation by Raleigh Police Department detectives, arrest warrants have been obtained charging five suspects.

Trey Preston Brown, 18, is charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Scott Edward Eakes, 20, Stephen Winzell Edwards, 18, Townsend Corey Stanford, 19, and Russell Jamaeson Warren, 18, are all charged with one count of aiding and abetting an assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

In addtion, all five are charged with 35 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of felony larceny and 19 counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Warrants have been served for Edwards, Stanford and Warren. They are in custody at the Wake County Jail.

Brown and Eakes are currently in custody at the Durham County Jail, and arrangements will be made to serve warrants on them in the near future.

Along with the charges listed above, Edwards is facing four additional counts of breaking and entering and four additional misdemeanor larceny counts. Those charges stem from vehicle break-ins that occurred June 21 in Raleigh.

In June, RPD detectives worked collaboratively with members of the Durham Police Department after arrests in Durham raised the possibility that crimes in the two counties might be connected to some of the same suspects, which turned out to be the case.


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