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Second man charged in home invasion, SUV theft in Raleigh

Posted January 17, 2012

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— 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.

Terrell Gaither Hilliard Second man arrested in home invasion

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.

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  • wildcat Jan 18, 2012

    Give them both 50 years. People are tired of stories like this and nothing being done. People should be safe in their own homes.

  • avnvideo Jan 18, 2012

    gotta wonder why they would rob an apt,were they looking for or did they know the owner of the nice gmc suv??

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 18, 2012

    As much as I hate to say it, or see it....it's coming

    It's already happening. Look at Europe. They ran out of other peoples money and the people are rioting to keep their freebies

  • whyalltheproblems Jan 17, 2012

    utterly despicable.
    so sorry for the young man whose life was taken. he was probably trying to be a good Samaritan. so sad.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 17, 2012

    Then I read stuff like this and wonder if I should also install Iron Bars on the windows and doors soon. trianglerelic January 17, 2012 6:36 p.m

    Some crimes are committed by the phone or the phony electrician repair man and his buddies.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jan 17, 2012

    ElvisPresleyJr,

    I totally agree with everything you wrote. Very true!

    Beth

  • ElvisPresleyJr Jan 17, 2012

    I'm afraid it's the times we're living in. The comment about gas and jobs is accurate. With the cost of gas heading to $5.00 or more a gallon, and no jobs to offset the cost of inflation, the gap between the haves and the have nots is beginning to widen at an alarming pace. Once everyday commerce is affected and the cost of basic groceries hit's an all-time high, the after-effects will be seen in crime and social unrest throughout the country. The old saying "best stock up on food, water, and ammo" may sound silly to some, but it surely sounds like good advice in these times that are only going to get worse. The worst kind of civil unrest will be horrible and it will be hard to calm down once the mob mentality sets in and has a snow ball effect from one town to another. As much as I hate to say it, or see it....it's coming.

  • TITAN4X4 Jan 17, 2012

    Then I read stuff like this and wonder if I should also install Iron Bars on the windows and doors soon.
    trianglerelic
    January 17, 2012 6:36 p.m

    Just saying, anyone who wants to commit a crime will find a way. The bars will make it harder, but someone will find a way. Closed/ locked doors and windows only keep out the honest. As far as that goes, If it gives you a sence of security please do it. No sarcasim ment at all!

  • I-44 Jan 17, 2012

    There seems to be an overabundance of crime at that end of New Hope Road. Each year it seems to only get worse. I live about a half mile down the road on New Hope but didn't see or hear anything. Folks think I'm over-protective because I have an alarm, 2 guard dogs and enough firepower to hold off a Zombie horde ;-) Then I read stuff like this and wonder if I should also install Iron Bars on the windows and doors soon.
    trianglerelic
    January 17, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    Or you could move.

  • judithfergerson Jan 17, 2012

    We are all broke and now facing tax increases and gas at $4 a gal. people have no jobs or getting no raises to keep up with inflation and getting hungry is not in their future plan so crime is gonna go up

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