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Clayton man charged in break-in spree

Posted December 16, 2012

— A Clayton man is accused of committing at least two break-ins in Wake County while on probation for similar crimes.

Danny Lamont Avery, 34, of 435 Big Pine Road, was arrested Friday by Raleigh police on eight probation violations, two counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and one count each of felony cocaine possession, assault on a law enforcement officer causing serious injury, assault on a government official, resisting a government official and resisting a public official.

In one case, according to an arrest warrant, he broke into the Star Mart Exxon convenience store on Cleveland Road in Garner and stole $800 worth of cigarettes and $84 in cash.

He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $226,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Avery is on probation for February 2011 convictions for felony breaking and entering and larceny over $1,000, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.

In addition, he has 20 other convictions, mostly for break-ins and larceny, since 2001, records show. He has served five jail terms, totaling a little more than two years.


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  • Rebelyell55 Dec 17, 2012

    I'm still wondering about the probation thing. If your caught breaking the guild lines of your probation, don't ya get arrested and go to jail? What in the world would he get bail for? He's on probation and they would let him go if he made bail? Of course I'm sure he'll have all his family and friends beating down the cell door trying to bail him out.

  • burnstock99 Dec 17, 2012

    Winner winner chicken dinner!

  • JohnnyVoodoo Dec 17, 2012

    Give the guy a break will ya?... sounds like he just had a bad smoking habit and was having a nicotine attack. Sometimes ya just gotta have a cigarette! Having just said that, why was this guy ever released from a jail cell?

  • Wags Dec 17, 2012

    This guy should think about another profession. He doesn't seem to be a very good thief.

  • #7 Dec 17, 2012

    "Now if this thief doesn't get a very long sentence then the judicial system is totally broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


  • same ole story Dec 17, 2012

    Now if this thief doesn't get a very long sentence then the judicial system is totally broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!