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Chase suspect charged in 15 break-ins

Posted February 26, 2010

— A Fuquay-Varina man arrested after a 30-minute chase in Raleigh early Thursday has been charged with committing 15 break-ins in the past week, according to arrest warrants.

Gaven Marcus Stubberfield, 35, faces 15 counts of breaking-and-entering, 10 counts of larceny after breaking-and-entering and one count of attempted breaking-and-entering.

The warrants say that Stubberfield broke into car washes, salons, restaurants, gyms and other businesses along Six Forks, Wake Forest, Falls of Neuse and Duraleigh roads. The break-ins occurred from last Friday through Thursday.

Stubberfield stole $1,400 worth of wine bottles from Bella Monica, along with cash, loose change and TVs from other businesses, the warrants say.

He also faces charges of driving while impaired, felony speeding to elude arrest and other traffic violations in connection with Thursday's chase.

State troopers said that a Raleigh police officer tried to stop Stubberfield because his 2000 BMW matched one seen at a recent break-in. He sped away and led a chase that ended when a trooper hit his vehicle outside Crabtree Valley Mall. Troopers said he refused to come out of the car, and they had to break a window, use a Taser gun on him and drag him out of the window.

He was being held in the Wake County jail Friday under a $330,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Friday afternoon.


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  • Jeff_W Feb 26, 2010

    Everything will be reduced to a Littering Infraction. He will get unsupervised probation and after multiple violations of probation, will be placed on 'some more probation' until finally he gets sentenced to 1 weekend in jail and placed on 'double secret probation'. Then, and only then, will he finally be a productive member of society having learned his lesson from all the stints of probation.

  • ccs1920 Feb 26, 2010

    One year, in prison, for each of the fifteen break-ins and six months for the traffic violations seems fair to me.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 26, 2010

    "The LEO's are pretty sure that was him that lead them on a 30 minute long chase while intoxicated."

    I was talking about Mr Payne. Try to keep up.

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  • WooHoo2You Feb 26, 2010


    "nothing more than an accusation"

    The LEO's are pretty sure that was him that lead them on a 30 minute long chase while intoxicated.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 26, 2010

    "And that means what?"

    I was just curious if that would change anything. What if this guy files a lawsuit two years from now and says the officers assaulted him, will you all be on his side then? I'm just wondering why all of you support the leo's for this and put down the officers from the Glenwood south incident with nothing more than an accusation. The only difference is most of you feel sorry for Mr Payne and he is only claiming something happened without anything to support it.

  • esprg Feb 26, 2010

    He was stealing while driving a BMW

  • WooHoo2You Feb 26, 2010

    "If this guy said he has cerebral palsy, would you still be cheering for the cops? Hmmmm...exactly."

    And that means what?

  • Lyle Feb 26, 2010

    His mama must be SO PROUD!

  • working for deadbeats Feb 26, 2010

    If this guy said he has cerebral palsy, would you still be cheering for the cops? Hmmmm...exactly.