Cumberland deputies break up alleged burglary ring
Posted June 12, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County deputies investigating the theft of a retired State Highway Patrol trooper's vehicle have broken up what they describe as a major crime ring.
Deputies responding to a break-in on Dunn Road on Monday chased a dark-colored SUV to a wooded area on River Road, where three men jumped out and fled, authorities said Thursday. Investigators collected evidence from the SUV, which led to the search of two area residences.
Three suspects were arrested at 1106 Elliott Circle in Fayetteville, where deputies found handguns, shotguns, knives, jewelry, electronics and other items that had been stolen in at least five burglaries, authorities said. The investigation is continuing to determine if the items can be linked to any other break-ins.
Authorities said the suspects used the retired trooper's vehicle to transport the stolen items.
Anthony White, 21, and twin brothers Taquail and Tacoe Johnson, both 21, were each charged with six counts of breaking and entering, five counts of larceny after breaking and entering, five counts of possession of stolen goods, one count of safe cracking, one count of conspiracy, one count of larceny of motor vehicle and one count of possession of stolen motor vehicle.
Taquail Johnson also was served with outstanding warrants on charges of resist delay and obstruct and carrying a concealed weapon.
White and Tacoe Johnson were being held in the Cumberland County jail under $200,000 bonds, while Taquail Johnson's bond was set at $225,000.