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Probationer wanted in Durham burglaries

Posted June 17, 2011

— Durham police are searching for a man wanted on burglary and larceny charges and for a probation violation.

Leron Kelly Owens, 24, of Hope Avenue and Waycross Road, is wanted on charges of second-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. Police said that he broke into a home on Mountain Brook Circle on June 8 or 9 and stole several items.

Owens is also wanted for violating his probation for August convictions on four counts of felony breaking and entering and two larceny counts. The state Department of Correction lists him as an absconder from probation supervision.

Owens also has seven other convictions dating to 2003, including assault by pointing a gun and assault on a female, DOC records state. He has served one, four-month jail term, in addition to probation.

Anyone with information on Owens' whereabouts should call police investigators at 919-560-4281, extension 29121 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • allie19 Jun 17, 2011

    Guys at lunch ....again? Slackers. Wish I had a job like that!

  • allie19 Jun 17, 2011

    Then....if you shoot this man while he is in your home YOU will be put in jail and kept there.
    Of course unless you are a Johnston County politician.

  • allie19 Jun 17, 2011

    Do you guys think that the people who let these fools out on the streets read this or even care? Be for real. They have a state job without a lot of requirements, and just come to work and play the game. Until one of their families gets massacred and they decide to take up the issue, nothing will change. I say let them all out and give them a map to the homes of the people that put them back on the streets.

  • hunter38 Jun 17, 2011

    Hey JUDGES!!!!....Hey DEPT. OF CRRECTIONS!!!! why is this clown out on MY streets taking up MY tax dollars to begin with...rather use MY tax dollars to feed him in PRISON where the rodent belongs

  • heavye Jun 17, 2011

    With the justice reinvestment its about to get worse!!!! HANG ON!!

  • streetglide Jun 17, 2011

    I like the shock collar method,can't find him, send a remote shock and text," Hey where are you" Or better yet, if he leaves his home more than 50ft, the collar shocks him. Time to get tuff on repeat offenders, just my 2 cents!

  • ncguy Jun 17, 2011

    and this is news?

    Happens everyday in every city.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 17, 2011

    I know this sound like something from one of those movie about the future, but if you got someone like this, he should be wearing a collar around his neck that would shock him where ever he is. But he won't be hard to find.

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  • sssh.. whisper Jun 17, 2011

    And this is what's wrong with our judicial system... 8 years of crime, still breaking into homes and will probably only receive probation when he's caught again.