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Raleigh man faces $1 million bond for car break-ins

Posted November 27, 2009

— A Raleigh man was being held at the Wake County jail on $1 million bond Friday on charges he broke into and removed property from dozens of cars in the Wake Forest area.

Marcus Brown, 25,  faces 70 charges of breaking and entering and one charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. According to court documents, Brown fired on one car owner who caught him in the act.

Brown was out on bond for another crime at the time of his arrest, police said. His next court appearance is Dec. 17.

Raleigh man faces $1 million bond for car break-ins Raleigh man charged in car break-ins

Police said 32 cars were broken into last month in Wake County. Many the victims' cars were left unlocked.

William Nieves, of Wake Forest, said he was heading out for his morning coffee when he found his vehicle broken into.

“I just thought it was kids playing around and trying to get some little extra change to buy some candy and stuff like that, but unfortunately it turned out to be something major,” Nieves said.

A portable GPS device was stolen from Laura Sullivan's minivan. She said hearing that Brown was armed made the theft even scarier.

“We have so many kids in the neighborhood,” Sullivan said Friday.


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  • MileageWarrior Nov 27, 2009

    yet we get women who sell their 5 year old daughters into prostitution being held on a mere 50,000 bond?

    interesting judicial system we have....

  • piratepeople Nov 27, 2009

    as a victim of theft in another part of Wake County, it is appalling that people are so sorry and lazy that they steal from others. My items were stolen out of my car when it was in my own garage! Unfortunately, it was not locked at the time-now it is locked all the time. It's a shame you have to lock up anything that isn't nailed down these days.

  • james27613 Nov 27, 2009

    This man should never, ever have any firearm of any type given his criminal record. But he did have a firearm.

    Criminals do not follow the laws that honest citizens do.

    To all those that cry gun control, I say we need Criminal Control.

    New laws need to be passed, use a firearm in NC, mandatory 12 years no probation, no deals and no pleas never ever.

    This penalty to run consecutive with any and all other charges found guilty in a court of law.

  • 37 Nov 27, 2009

    This headline is misleading. The high bond is because a gun was "allegedly" used in a crime. It is not because of the thefts and property damage.

  • thpwll Nov 27, 2009

    its nice to know that we live in such a good chirstian community, sounds like a bunch of vigilanties. one guy seems to think it was ok as long as it was white kids doing it to "buy candy and stuff"

  • Adelinthe Nov 27, 2009

    Suspected murderers and rapists have lower bonds.

    Makes ya think doesn't it.


    God bless.


  • Tax Man Nov 27, 2009

    Habitual Felon - 99 years to life! This punk just keeps on stealing and assaulting. He needs only one thing - to be locked up in a cage away from all other human beings forever! He has had lots of chances but he just keeps doing the same old thing. He cannot ever turn it around - it is in his DNA - he is a Habitual Felon and will always be a crook, thief and probably a murderer if not kept out of society permanently. It is because of dangerous animals like him that NC needs the Castle Doctrine - if that were in place and he was breaking into you car you could kill him to protect your property. Shame it is not in effect yet.

  • Supie Nov 27, 2009

    kemosabe:: rofl

  • gr8dad Nov 27, 2009

    Whoever let him out last time on bond should be charged as an accessory after the fact.

  • foetine Nov 27, 2009

    if I ever need to shoot someone to death, I'll make sure I leave my car door open and shove my GPS inside his coat so I can tell the cops that the guy was robbing my car and I had to put the punk out of his misery since I suspected he had a gun. What a perfect alibi for "justifiable homicide."