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Carrboro man suspected in 14 break-ins

Posted August 4, 2011

— Carrboro police said Wednesday that they suspect that a 22-year-old man committed as many as 14 residential break-ins in the town, Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lydriquez Jamel Blount, of 404 Jones Ferry Road, Apt. D-18, faces four counts of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny. Police said they expect to file more charges against him.

Blount was arrested at a checkpoint on June 24 after police discovered he had outstanding warrants from Durham and Beaufort counties for pawning stolen items. Police said his fingerprints and other evidence pinpointed him as a suspect in the break-ins.

Officers also said they recovered stolen property from 14 break-ins from Blount's apartment and returned much of it to owners who had recorded the items' serial numbers.

Blount was being held at the Orange County jail Wednesday under a $25,000 bond.


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  • BubbaDuke Aug 4, 2011

    $25,000 isn't much bail for someone who's committed this much crime. What a waste of a life. "When I grow up I want to be a thief and spend most of my life in prison." I guess it's easier to opt out of contributing to society, to turn your back on the purpose God created you for, than to be the best you that you can be.

    Now his future is going to be harder. Most employers won't hire convicted felons. Our business can only hire people who can be bonded...but it's a different kind of bond than Blount is hoping for. Hopefully he will learn, adapt, and change into someone his mother can be proud of.

  • warbirdlover Aug 4, 2011

    What happened to naming your child something that can be pronounced. It's like they put a bunch of letter in a hat, and throw them on the table. All the letter that land face up are used to name the child something unpronouncable.

  • bigal02282 Aug 4, 2011

    The only way to really protect yourself is to have a bunch of defective electronics plugged into your outlets. You know, the kind that if you touch them, the electricity arcing between your eyeballs is going to prevent you from ever breaking and entering, or anything else for that matter, again.

  • h3ardita11b4 Aug 4, 2011

    Stiffer penalties for sure. The ENTITLED duo that broke into my car were given probation. The guy had never gotten in trouble before so they put him on the first offenders program. The girl has quite an extensive criminal history, in the NC alone. While they were on probation, they broke into TWELVE cars AND A CHURCH in Cary. THEY ROBBED A CHURCH. Surprisingly, one lives at home with his well off parents in Preston of all places.

  • oldscool Aug 4, 2011

    Saberage-The group that just broke into several homes in my area has been arrested and convicted at least 6 times for B and E. I guess your rehab theory works great! Rehabilitation does not work for people that think we already owe them something.

  • ncguy Aug 4, 2011


    well it may work in germany- but 50 years of data in the USA shows that rehabilitation doesn't work.

    of course germany is as liberal as it gets- I am waiting for germany to legalize poy anytime now.

    If the USA did that would let 10's of thousdands out of our jails, making room for real criminals

  • luvcuz66 Aug 4, 2011

    The Gulf between the haves and have nots money and intelligence
    have never been further apart in the good ol USA.

  • chattycat Aug 4, 2011

    Get a job, quit expecting handouts. The world does not owe you a thing. Sick to death of the same old news, the same type people involved and the same outcome. Keep doing what we are doing, we will keep getting the same result. Lock him up, teach him a lesson.

  • Vita Brevis Ars Longa Aug 4, 2011

    Loprestw, I think you will find that it is not we liberals who are causing a spike in crime. In fact, it is the conservative agenda that pushes punishment before rehabilitation. Conservatives are the ones screaming "build more jails, lock'em up and throw away the key!". Guess what? Countries with liberal attitudes, such as those in the EU where there isn't even a death penalty have HALF the murders we do here in America. And they have immigrants and Muslim folks and all kinds of problems like we do. However, the choose to spend more money focusing on rehabilitation and it works.

  • luvcuz66 Aug 4, 2011

    NC DPC still has work crews/chain gangs sans the chains. Though time served will not change the intelligence level of either the perp or of tugboat