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Man, 18, charged in Cary break-in spree

Posted May 5, 2011

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— Cary police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday in connection with a series of break-ins at businesses and a church preschool in the town's downtown area.

Michael William Bingham, of South West Street, faces six counts of felony breaking and entering and two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Investigators said they believe that between March 15 and 20, Bingham entered unlocked vehicles, businesses and a storage shed along East Chatham Street. Items including stereo equipment, satellite radios, GPS units, clothing and sports equipment were stolen, police said.

Break-ins occurred at Salon de Belleza Jessia, Sports and Fashions, Methodist Children's Center, Gurkan Downtown Auto Repair and Rich's Style Shop.

Bingham was placed in the Wake County jail. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to 14 years in prison.

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  • tao90 May 5, 2011

    This guy should be worrying about what college he is getting into.

  • pizno82 May 5, 2011

    He will not get any prison time. Probation for first offense and restitution.

  • seankelly15 May 5, 2011

    kilquian - "14 YEARS for theft.... Cook got 3 for KILLING someone."

    With that many counts (not JUST 'THEFT' - B&E, GTA), 14 years would be POSSIBLE. He has not actually been sentenced. And as for Cook, that was a motor vehicle wreck and the DA did a stretch to get it treated as if it were murder - it wasn't and the sentence reflected that.

  • miketroll3572 May 5, 2011

    He is lucky he didn't get shot!

  • mikeyj May 5, 2011

    THANK YOU! pat7

  • Thought Criminal WS May 5, 2011

    14 YEARS for theft.... Cook got 3 for KILLING someone.

  • pat7 May 5, 2011

    Why cant people leave other peoples stuff alone.Get a job ,Buy your own stuff.

  • no contest May 5, 2011

    @ ElvisPresleyJr - Watch what you say. You will have the wrath of all the weak parents who cannot take the time to properly raise their children. They will be on here making excuses because they know what their children are like and don't want to be called out on it.

  • WRALSPORTSFANSUXS May 5, 2011

    Drug are bad, mmmmmkay!

  • ElvisPresleyJr May 5, 2011

    Wow, Mom and Dad must really be proud of their boy.