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Sixth teen charged in Clayton car break-ins

Posted May 12, 2008

— A sixth teen has been arrested in a string of vehicle break-ins in the Clayton area, police said Monday.

Anthony "Tony" Richard Walls, 18, of 8400 Fawncrest Drive in Raleigh, has been charged with 14 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and 11 counts of larceny. He was being held in the Johnston County Detention Center on a $204,500 bond.

Colton Alan Jones, 17, of 3702 Lizzie Mill Road in Selma, Dustyn Lee Heath, 18, of 420 Cannady St. in Clayton, Noah Chandler Crowder, 19, of 604 S. John St. in Clayton, Rafael Maurice Chicco, 16, of 1958 Jack Road in Clayton, and Robert Tremayne Davis, 18, of 2835 Woodside Drive in Clayton, all were charged in recent weeks with similar offenses.

Clayton police and Johnston County deputies said the teens were responsible for more than 40 vehicle break-ins in which gold jewelry, PlayStation portable gaming systems, cell phones, MP3 players, CDs and prescription drugs were taken. The teens targeted unlocked cars in subdivisions and apartment complexes in and near Clayton and grabbed loose items that were easy to steal, police said.


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  • shecares May 12, 2008

    The teens that did all of this stealing needs to pay for the crimes they did,also they need alot of prayer. We don't know what kind of life they live. Maybe life did not deal them a bed of roses. Yes they had alot of time on their hands,but who give them that time. Mom and dad. We as neighbors and friend and yes even families. Preachers that don't have time to care. Teachers that don't go that extra mile. Yes they should know right from wrong and STEALING IS WRONG.. Yes they should want better out of life. Maybe someone told them about a better life and then again maybe they did not. So lets pray for these young men and their familes. We can make a differnce in thier life with our prayers.

  • Seeminglyopposed May 12, 2008

    please whatever, don't make this racial.

  • iron fist May 12, 2008

    mike D care to explain your comments?

  • iron fist May 12, 2008

    Nothing wrong with cleaning stables. I have cleaned stables. Still do on occasion. If you ride you have to care for the horses. I didn't say it was the responsiblity of those who didn't lock their doors. I said don't make it easy. Lock your items up put them out of sight.

  • colliedave May 12, 2008

    So, the thefts were the responsibility of those who didn't lock the doors on their cars? Just some pampered teens with too much time on their hands with boatloads of self-esteem. Put their sorry rears to work cleaning out horse stables.

  • iron fist May 12, 2008

    Locks were installed for a reason. LOCK your doors. If someone wants to steal don't make it easy. Don't leave items where they can be easily be seen. Put them in the glove box or truck.