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Search continues for man sought in Zebulon break-in

Posted December 21, 2009
Updated December 22, 2009

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— Wake County deputies are searching for a man wanted in Monday's break-in at the Swift Mart on 1720 Marshburn Road in Wendell.

Investigators said Jonathan Edward Carr, 36, is known to frequent the Rocky Mount area. He is described as a black man, 5-foot-5 and 137 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was previously convicted of drug and guns charges.

Police said three suspects broke into the Swift Mart around 4 a.m. Monday.

Around 8 a.m. Monday, deputies were in the area investigating the break-in when they got a report of two suspicious-looking men walking along N.C. Highway 97.

 When deputies arrived, the men ran into a wooded area off of Green Pace Road, authorities said.

Wake deputy shoots, kills suspect Suspect sought in Zebulon break-in

K-9 units and a state Highway Patrol helicopter were called in to assist in the search for the two men, which lasted for about an hour, authorities said. When the men were finally located, one of the suspects, Cornelius Pierre Harrison, 25, of Rocky Mount, fought with Deputy Brad Manville. Manville shot and killed Harrison.

Manville's hand was injured in the altercation. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the deputy was going to an orthopedist to determine if he needed surgery.

A K-9 caught the second suspect, Byron Lendell Williams, 24, of 115 Aqua Court in Rocky Mount. Williams was treated and released from WakeMed Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Williams is charged with breaking and entering and larceny, according to an arrest warrant. He is also charged with resisting Deputy J.A. Bennett.

Williams was being held under a $15,000 bond at the Wake County jail Tuesday.

Williams and Carr are each accused of taking $60 in cash and $200 worth of cigarettes from Swift Mart, according to arrest warrants.

The State Bureau of Investigation was reviewing Harrison's shooting, standard procedure when an officer fires his weapon.

Manville has been placed on administrative duty while the investigation is underway.

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  • leo-nc Dec 22, 2009

    "Maybe there's more to this story...but I don't get this use of force for $260."---chivegas

    You're right, you don't get it even when it's been explained to you multiple times..

  • thepeopleschamp Dec 22, 2009

    "Conveniently, LE doesn't release those stats." Chivegas

    Do you know of some secret conspiracy between the thousands of law enforcement agencies to keep hush....motor vehicle accident causes??? Funny how every insurance company there is has detailed stats about auto collisions. Wonder where they got those stats from? Dude, get a clue. Some agencies even have all their MV collision reports on-line.

  • give me no quarter Dec 22, 2009

    Keep stealing peoples stuff. LOL

  • SME2 Dec 22, 2009

    I eat Gangs for Breakfast!

  • SME2 Dec 22, 2009

    It's not Zebulon...It's Lizard Lick!

  • Common Sense Man Dec 22, 2009

    "I'd much rather encounter a social drinker on the way home at .08 (which is our state's legal limit) than a criminal fleeing a car chase. Odds are you wouldn't even notice the former (and no stats on that either).

    I had a friend whose family who was severely injured on their way home from church when a cop hit them (with no lights or siren on) running a red light while responding to a bank alarm."

    Really? That's funny, because I've encountered numerous people hit by drunk drivers. But I haven't seen anyone injured or hit by myself or any of my co-workers in any of the scenarios you posted above.

  • Common Sense Man Dec 22, 2009

    "Maybe there's more to this story...but I don't get this use of force for $260."

    Well let me know your name and address. If someone ever attacks you and/or breaks into your house, I won't speed to get there and I surely won't take the report. After all, it's only monetary property crime, why should I do anything right?

  • publicsafety1 Dec 22, 2009

    Part 2:

    They will all also tell you that they will do everything within their power to make sure that they are the ones to go home to their family at the end of the day. So to all of you LEO haters out there...get a life or at least a clue to how the real world is for those of us who work/live to protect you and your family on a daily basis. Best wishes to Brad and Sharyn and I ope a speedy recovery for you!

  • publicsafety1 Dec 22, 2009

    You people crack me up! Those of you that are NOT in public safety really need to turn the tv off and get a clue. Public safety, and I mean all facets of it (fire, EMS, police)is nothing like you see on tv. We have to make split second decisions and those decisions may determine whether someone lives or dies. Most of you have no idea how much it takes to live this lifestyle and yes it is a lifestyle, not just a job, to those of us who choose this calling of public safety! I know Brad Manville and Jagger and actually did some limited K-9 training with them when Jagger was a pup (I DO NOT work as a LEO) and I can guarantee you that Brad is one of the best people on this earth. He has served his country in the military and now serves the county in which he lives. Take the time to ACTUALLY TALK to a LEO and you will find that all of them hope and wish that they go their entire career without ever having to draw their weapon on someone, much less shoot someone.

  • chivegas Dec 22, 2009

    "This person wasn't shot over $60, they were shot bcause they posed a threat to the officer."

    I never implied they were, you did. My post was that it never should have gotten to this point.

    "Where do you get the stat that car chases kill/injure 100x more people than drunks?"

    Conveniently, LE doesn't release those stats. But think about it, most car chases happen during the day, with high speeds and at least one non-professional driver (the chasee) with high volumes of traffic on the roads. At least most of the drunks drive at night. I'd much rather encounter a social drinker on the way home at .08 (which is our state's legal limit) than a criminal fleeing a car chase. Odds are you wouldn't even notice the former (and no stats on that either).

    I had a friend whose family who was severely injured on their way home from church when a cop hit them (with no lights or siren on) running a red light while responding to a bank alarm.

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