Second man charged in home invasion, SUV theft in Raleigh
Posted January 17, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Two men accused of invading a home and stealing an SUV on Sunday were in custody Tuesday, police said. The stolen GMC Envoy was involved in a wreck minutes after the break-in, police said, and a man who stopped at the crash site was killed.
Police have not named any suspects or charged anyone in that fatal stabbing, nor have they confirmed whether the home invasion and homicide are related.
Terrell Gaither Hilliard, 19, was arrested Tuesday in Wilson and transported back to Raleigh, police said. He faces first-degree burglary, common law robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle charges.
On Monday evening, Ronald Steven Earl Gaither, 23, of 2201 Milburnie Road, turned himself in to Raleigh police and was charged with first-degree burglary, common law robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle.
He was being held on a $250,000 bond Tuesday and faces up to 24 years in prison. His next court date is Feb. 6.
Early Sunday, a woman reported that two men broke into her home on Wallingford Drive, assaulted her and her 11-year-old son, robbed them and left. The woman told WRAL News that she knew one of her alleged attackers.
Moments later, police said, a GMC Envoy crashed about a quarter-mile away in the 4900 block New Hope Road. Eleazar Brache Herrera, 20, stopped at the crash site, was stabbed and later died at a local hospital.
A spokesman for the police department said the investigation is still ongoing.
The owner of the GMC Envoy, Nakima Clark, said she went to sleep Saturday night with her SUV locked and parked in her driveway. The next morning, around 6 a.m., police knocked on her door and said her vehicle was found crashed and had possibly been used in a homicide.
Clark said nine other vehicles were broken into on her block that night.