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Handcuffed suspect on the loose in Wake County

Posted September 26, 2010

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— Officers on the ground and in the air searched Sunday for a man who escaped after he was detained on suspicion of breaking into cars near the intersection of Hilltop Needmore and Eden Grove roads in Fuquay-Varina.

Wake County deputies handcuffed Warren Riley Ray Jr., 26, just before 8 a.m. while they investigated a series of reported break-ins, but he ran from them and escaped.

Investigators said while Ray is not considered violent, he does have a criminal history that includes probation violations.


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  • Zoe Sep 27, 2010

    This happened in our neighborhood. Don't know if he was handcuffed front or back, but there were plenty of law enforcement, including a canine and helicopter searching. This is a very rural area with large wooded lots...plenty of places to hide, so not a surprise that it took some time to locate the suspect.

  • madpoiuyt Sep 27, 2010

    More armchair quarterbacks than on a NFL Sunday afternoon.

  • Sherlock Sep 27, 2010

    LEO cars come with child proof locks on the back!

  • WHEEL Sep 27, 2010

    mep, you're right but it's harder to do behind your back. He was handcuffed behind his back wasn't he or did the officers give him a weapon?

  • cjo32 Sep 27, 2010

    distracted by the doughnuts perhaps?

  • LongHorns Sep 27, 2010

    Handcuffed behind his back and he still got away?

  • Sea Chell Sep 27, 2010

    And why wasn't he put in the Police Car?

  • mep Sep 27, 2010

    A paperclip and a minute of free time can rid you of handcuffs.

  • awheywego Sep 27, 2010

    I saw this in a movie once. Or maybe it was a television show. This guy will probably blend right into the crowd and never be seen again, well, except for that hairdo.

  • EyesintheSkies Sep 27, 2010

    He must be able to run faster than 1150fps.