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Teen wanted in rash of home break-ins surrenders

Posted August 3, 2009

— A Hope Mills teen wanted in a rash of home break-ins surrendered to detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Monday morning.

Investigators believe that Jabesh Clarence Reid, 17, of 2709 Daniel Boone Lane, belonged to a group of young men who stole electronics, TVs and jewelry from homes in southeastern Cumberland County. He admitted to belonging a gang and goes by "Jay-Rock," investigators said.

Reid faces multiple counts of breaking-and-entering, larceny after breaking-and-entering, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy. Previous attempts by detectives to talk to Reid's parents about his surrender had failed.

Four other suspects have been arrested in the break-ins.

Reid was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $11,000 unsecured bond. A magistrate has ruled that he will be able to sign himself out of jail and be released into the custody of his parents later Monday.

His first court appearance is set for Tuesday.

Reid is serving 18 months of probation after being convicted of assault inflicting serious injury March 2, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • ymmorris1012 Aug 3, 2009

    A person is INNOCENT until PROVEN GULITY

  • daMoFo Aug 3, 2009

    Poor Jabesh, he needs someone to love him.

  • illegals--GO HOME Aug 3, 2009

    This is what is wrong with the system. I know he has not been found guilty yet, but they had to have some evidence to charge him. That should be enough to put him under at least a secured bond. Guarantee that his sorry tail will be gone when it comes time for court. He will probably be out breaking in somewhere else so he can pay a lawyer!!!!!!!!

  • garnertoy Aug 3, 2009

    this is just wrong keep him in jail

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  • Nunya123 Aug 3, 2009

    Iwasasoldier4u, I completely agree with you. Admits being in a "gang", comitted previous violent offenses. And now he is able to sign out and be released to a parent that wasn't around anyways. This should really keep him out of trouble. Hopefully he doesn't kill anyone while he is out.

  • Iwasasoldier4u Aug 3, 2009

    whoa, whoa, He is on probation and has been arrested for these burglaries and he is going to be able to sign himself out of jail, I thought I just read a story here yesterday that they are going to clamp down on probationers that violate. So much for that dribble.