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Second man charged in nine Garner home break-ins

Posted August 18, 2010

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— Two Garner men have been charged with breaking into nine houses close to the street on which they live.

Irvin Louis Spraggins, 26, of 219 Kentucky Drive, and Ronald Kenneth Miller III, 19, of 323 Kentucky Drive, were both charged with nine counts of breaking-and-entering. Miller also faces seven counts of larceny after breaking and entering, according to arrest warrants.

Police said the break-ins took place during the day when residents were away from their homes over the past few weeks. Warrants stated that homes on Phillip Street, Kentucky and Chapwith drives, Brooks and Popular avenues and Blackthorne Place were targeted.

Items stolen from the homes included televisions, a CD player, a GPS system, jewelry and money, arrest warrants state.

Miller was being held in the Wake County jail under a $90,000 bond. State Department of Correction records show that he has a 2008 conviction for misdemeanor larceny.


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  • pappybigtuna1 Aug 18, 2010

    are these two a product of the socio-economic forced bussing. Is that if you sees it and wants it, take it. So goes the master plan

  • fatchanceimwrong Aug 18, 2010

    One of thier peeps lives across from me. In the past 2 years he's stolen from a number of neighbor's houses and cars, most recently involved in a break-in at the house next door to his. He's been in jail twice for a couple months each, and is awaiting trial on 7 felony counts of stealing and using a neighbor's credit card. Meanwhile, he drives around in his girlfriend's Durango without a license. The law knows all about him, but he's still walking around a free man, preying on more and more people. I'd love to see him set foot in the wrong person's house...hopefully he will.

  • NoObamaCare Aug 18, 2010

    Not only a good reason to arm your security system, but another reason to have a weapon ready, out of harms way of course. This is a time that "vigilante justice" makes the world a safer place. Point, aim, squeeze that trigger.....saves the tax payer money as well!

  • fatchanceimwrong Aug 18, 2010

    Kentucky Drive is the street that runs through Sandlin Branch, a community of gov't assisted townhouses. It has more than it's share of crime. In fact, a few years back someone stole my son's bike and I rode straight over there to find it sitting beside the road. It's a shame that even when most of us in the community try not to stereotype people in gov't assistance housing communites, many of them keep proving that we're right to be wary of them. It would really be something positive if the residents of those low-income, gov't assisted communities would step and try to make some changes so that the rest of us, at least in Garner, wouldn't stereotype all of them as trouble. Otherwise, just keep having babies, keep being sorry parents, and we'll keep locking them up for you.

  • purplepat777 Aug 18, 2010

    Just one more reason to get a home security system and arm it every time you leave hom.

  • Just the facts mam Aug 18, 2010

    Great job catching them!!!

  • BusyBee with a purpose Aug 18, 2010

    Thank goodness. One of the houses these boys broke into had a elderly gentleman with Alzheimer's disease home. Thankfully the gentelman wasn't hurt and didn't even realize they were there. Sad & scary that a quiet family neighborhood doesn't feel so safe anymore.

  • jim22 Aug 18, 2010

    Good Job Garner Police!