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Cary police corner accused burglars in apartment

Posted December 20, 2012

— Cary police responding to a burglary in progress Wednesday followed the three suspects back to their apartment, where a three-hour stalemate unfolded before their arrests. 

Corey Lamar Edgerton, 22, Shelby T. Jordan, 23, and Lena Nichole Smith, 29, were eventually arrested and taken to the Wake County jail.

Police say a concerned resident of Hyde Park Court called 911 to report suspicious behavior around 2:30 p.m. Officers responding to the burglary followed three suspects, who are accused of breaking in to two apartments, back to the 118 building of Hidden Oaks Drive.

The building was evacuated around 5:30 p.m. as a precaution.

Eventually, police made contact with the suspected burglars and arrested them without incident. A number of stolen items, including some from Hyde Park Court, were seized from the apartment. 

Police do not believe the burglaries are linked to a rash of apartment break-ins in western and central Cary.

Edgerton was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jordan was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm and misdemeanor child abuse.

Smith faces one count of conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering.

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  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 21, 12:22 p.m.

    put their tales in jail for the holidays. some people are just so sorry.

  • pja1357 Dec 20, 7:18 p.m.

    Where did the charge of misdemeanor child abuse come from? Most be more to the story.

  • carolinadrew Dec 20, 6:47 p.m.

    rmsmith:
    "OK...larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Misdemeanor charges only. Why not make the charges felony and mandatory jail time."

    before posting try doing a minimum of two minutes of research. both of theses crimes are felonies. possession of firearm by felon can also be prosecuted on federal level (prosecutor discretion). interesting, yet uninformed opinion.

  • ims1924 Dec 20, 6:45 p.m.

    Probably none of the three would take a job if it were offered. Been living off the government and money they receive for stolen property too long. We can thank President Lyndon Johnson and his GREAT SOCIETY for actions like this.

  • radium Dec 20, 6:45 p.m.

    "The NC liberal justice system"? Where is that SmokeWagon? Isn't having a complete Republican government here right wing enough for you? Or do you just suggest skipping the formalities of a trial and just lynch them, like the good old days"? Have another Coors light and go back to your Nascar. This is too complex for you, justice and all that nonsense.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 20, 6:10 p.m.

    And I'm sure what they stole was worth a lot of money. Sad part is they'll most likely see very little jail time. Now, if they would just follow up and make sure they're not getting any "benefits" , since they're now crimminal.

  • danderson221 Dec 20, 6:01 p.m.

    Bring on 3 hots and a cot for each of them. Enjoy.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Dec 20, 5:36 p.m.

    Man, thats the 'The Bad, the Bad, and the Ugly.'

  • same ole story Dec 20, 5:35 p.m.

    Raise your hand if anyone is surprised here? Didn't think so. Just a different day in the neighborhood.

  • SmokeWagon Dec 20, 5:12 p.m.

    The NC liberal justic system is EXACTLY why citizens need to be armed...the "perps with priors" politically correct program that these government employees have forced on the citizens of this country is criminal in itself....!!!!

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