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Teen, Free in Chapel Hill Rape Case, Arrested on Gun Charge

Posted June 4, 2007

— One of five teens who face first-degree rape charges in connection with a Chapel Hill incident was taken back into custody Monday on a charge of discharging a firearm inside town limits.

Town police said they arrested Brian Gregory Minton, 16, of Marin Drive after they received a call that he had fired a gun. They found a shotgun in his home, they said.

Minton was held in the Orange County Jail in Hillsborough pending a bond decision on Tuesday. Authorities had released him Thursday on an unsecured $200,000 bond.

Minton was one of four teenagers released last week. They and a fifth teen who had been released earlier are accused of raping a 16-year-old Chapel Hill girl Sept. 2 in Southern Village.


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  • Skeptic Jun 4, 2007

    Where are this kids parents?? I know if I was arrested for anything (much less rape) I wouldn't be able to sit down for years after the whooping my dad would have put to my a$$. Now hes stupid enough to have a gun and discharge it.. Put the parents away for lack of parental supervision.. I bet their job and their social life isn't that important anymore.. It all starts from the top.. Parents..

  • parenteach Jun 4, 2007

    When are we going to stop applying band-aids to these serious situations?

  • jim2dart Jun 4, 2007

    He's released again!??? If he did rape that girl how is she suppose to feel this idiot is armed and dangerous and free!!!

  • casper20000 Jun 4, 2007

    Accused of rape, discharging a firearm in city limits, whats next?, murder? He has been released both times on unsecured 6 digits bonds.
    Whats wrong with this picture?

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 4, 2007

    Just wait until NC raises the juvenile age from 16 to 18. People like this will commit these crimes (like the firearms charge) and will never spend one second in custody because they will be juveniles. It will be the job of law enforcement to give them a free ride home instead of to jail.

  • cjump Jun 4, 2007

    Failure has gone to his head.

  • NotFromHere Jun 4, 2007

    Sorry, that should have been...

    "How about we keep the thug in jail this time. Does he have to kill someone before the judge wakes up and gets a clue?"

  • NotFromHere Jun 4, 2007

    How about we keep the thug in jail this time. Does he have to kill someone before the wakes up and gets a clue?

  • john283594 Jun 4, 2007

    An UNsecured $200,000 bond? So, he signed himself out basically. Seems wierd.