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17-year-old charged in second Fayetteville break-in spree

Posted May 11, 2011

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— A 17-year-old who bonded out of jail last month on charges that he broke into at least 26 homes and vehicles in the Fayetteville area was arrested again Tuesday on charges stemming from a new string of burglaries, authorities said.

Samuel Arthur Bernard Sweeney, of 2621 Diascond Drive, was charged in his latest arrest with one count of breaking and entering, four counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, three counts of misdemeanor larceny and four counts of possession of stolen goods.

Authorities said the break-ins occurred May 2-3 on Jacobs Creek Circle and Lambrusco Place, and electronics, purses and other personal items were stolen.

Sweeney was being held Wednesday in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond.

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  • angela32nc2 May 12, 2011

    Maybe one day he'll get his wish and go "home" for good. Maybe he's missing his friends at the local detention center. Stealing is a learned behavior. Wonder where he's learned these bad habits. Send him HOME maybe it's cheaper to put him behind bars than it is to pay the high cost of insurance premiums for repeat offenders.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 11, 2011

    bigbass - "Remember this judge and vote him out!"

    Quite often the hands of the judges and magistrates are tied by the "right to due process" laws.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 11, 2011

    There are some who can never be rehabilitated.

    Other countries (the UK for one) have found clinical ways to determine who those are so they can deal with them effectively and for all time.

    Why haven't we here in the US.

  • bigbass175 May 11, 2011

    Remember this judge and vote him out!

  • fatchanceimwrong May 11, 2011

    carroln: Good point. Problem is, the media continues to report on how blacks are stopped and searched more than whites and claim it's unfair. Law enforcement gets thrown under the bus for doing their jobs.

  • Jbmat May 11, 2011

    Probably need money to pay back bond money. Hopefully a 2d amendment abiding resident will cut short his life of crime in the near future. You really don't think he will change do ya?

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 11, 2011

    "A 17-year-old who bonded out of jail last month on charges that he broke into at least 26 homes and vehicles in the Fayetteville area was arrested again Tuesday on charges stemming from a new string of burglaries, authorities said."

    Good job those that bonded him out.

    And to his parents, you did a good job raising him. < sarcasm >

  • carroln May 11, 2011

    7th seal.....You got it wrong.. if he's that bad now he is just bad seed and needs to be done away with.. Why should we spend our hard earned money to rehabilitate this trash. I say we vote before we decide to spend money on someone like this. If the vote is NO, then they should be taken to the border and told to leave this county, If you come back it will be euthanism! (I cant spell lol )

  • carroln May 11, 2011

    onyourheels....durham and fayetteville need a good sherrif is what they need. lol They are all half scared of being too blunt and straight forward on dealing with the criminals. I believe they think someone is going to say they were picking on them cause of their race in stead of thge crime they commit. They need to quit worrying about what color they are and bust'em period. put'em to work on the road(chain gang ) like they used to and i bet they quit doing so much crime. They got it made in there cause most career criminals have more family in the penetentiary than not. Take away their freedom and make'm work. That word alone brings fear to most of them! lol

  • Patriot1 May 11, 2011

    Send him up my way. Ill take care of his criminal career when he breaks in my home and I am there...

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