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Four charged with looting damaged Raleigh business

Posted April 21, 2011

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— Four men have been charged with stealing scrap metal from a south Raleigh business that was damaged in Saturday's storms, police said Thursday.

Thomas Earl Williams, Morris Edward Barbour, Derrick Lamont Thompson and Tyrone Ellis were each charged Tuesday with trespassing during an emergency.

Police said the men stole from Coats Auto Body, at 1300 S. Saunders St., which was among a number of businesses and homes in south Raleigh that were hit by a tornado that skipped across Lee and Wake counties.

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  • pinkiglock Apr 21, 2011

    Notice that you do not hear of any looting in Japan. In fact, people are turning in money that they find! What a sad place the US is becoming.

  • k2tal38 Apr 21, 2011

    What low-lifes!!!!!

  • 2alegal Apr 21, 2011

    Give them hard TIME.........Cleaning the debri for someone else.

  • tux Apr 21, 2011

    Fine and upstanding members of society, obviously.

  • rlee1117 Apr 21, 2011

    IT'S THE COURTS FAULT FOR LETTING ALL THESE CRIMES TAKE PLACE. TOO MANY PLEAS DEALS IN OUR COURTS AND NO ENOUGH PUNISHMENT FOR THESE CROOKS! TAKE LETS MAKE A DEAL OUT OF OUR COURTS!!!!! "I KNOW I KNOW OUR JAILS ARE FULL RIGHT" IT WILL GET BETTER THO WHEN THEY GET TIME IN PRISON FOR THESE CRIMES. THESE CROOKS KNOW THEY WILL GET PROBATION THAT'S WHY IT KEEPS HAPPENING!

  • TeresaBee Apr 21, 2011

    Actually, if the scrap was in front of the store as garbage it would be ok to take it. (maybe not in emergency though)

  • bronzegoddess40 Apr 21, 2011

    Mustang Sallie, I agree with you, it's pitiful and pathetic. You're right about the Wake co arrests photo's.. now that's a group of nice ones, yet oddly if you count or go by the numbers, it says one thing. Go figure.
    nogade

    And what would it be saying? Just like the proud two upstanding citizens earlier this week that did the same thing in another city who happened to actually have the nerve to go into someone's house that was damaged and was stealing. Both sets of men were wrong but in the end, BOTH sets were wrong. Now you go figure.

  • lec0257 Apr 21, 2011

    Put their pictures on billboards all around Raleigh and tell what these sorry individuals did.

  • nogade Apr 21, 2011

    Mustang Sallie, I agree with you, it's pitiful and pathetic. You're right about the Wake co arrests photo's.. now that's a group of nice ones, yet oddly if you count or go by the numbers, it says one thing. Go figure.

  • hfweather Apr 21, 2011

    SADLY THERE WILL BE LOTS MORE OF THIS,ALONG WITH THE SCAMS,AND PEOPLE SAYING THEY LIVE IN AFFECTED AREAS AND DON'T JUST LIKE KATRINA.BRING ON THE FEMA TRAILERS

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