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After police chase, three arrested for breaking into Garner home

Posted July 1, 2014

— Three men were arrested for breaking and entering a home after a brief police chase Monday afternoon.

A citizen contacted police to report suspicious persons and a suspicious vehicle on Oakwater Drive, where a home break-in was reported, near Hall Boulevard at about 1 p.m., police said. Garner police officer Sonny Roberson spotted the suspicious vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped off, police said.

The short police pursuit ended after the vehicle collided with a ditch embankment, and two people jumped and ran from the vehicle, police said.

The driver, Howard Lee Covington, 21, of Raleigh, was apprehended by Roberson’s canine partner, Bear, police said. Covington is charged with felony breaking and entering a residence and several traffic related violations.

Miles Jamel Sanders, 25, of Smithfield and Melvin Eugene Ingram, 29, of Raleigh are each charged with felony breaking and entering a residence.

Police said items stolen from the Oakwater Drive home were found in the vehicle Covington was driving.


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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 3, 2014
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    OJ Simpson is no threat to me or mine, but local house breakers are. What I'm saying is that I don't see HOME breakers as a minor crime. Time served and probation if no priors, until the next time they are caught.

  • Sonja Yagel Jul 2, 2014
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    God bless and protect those brave K-9 units, they are the best. Good going Officer Roberson and Bear.

  • Terry Czysz Jul 2, 2014
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    let me guess- they'll plead not guity

  • mike275132 Jul 2, 2014

    Some more fine NC Citizens ,

    Probably all Med School Students looking to pay next years tuition.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 2, 2014

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    I'm sure crime victims love to hear that.

  • lprop Jul 2, 2014

    Crime creates jobs for police officers and attorneys

  • zonk Jul 2, 2014

    If they were working they would not have the time or energy for this.

  • heard-it-all-before Jul 2, 2014

    Sick em' Bear! Love heartfelt K9 stories like this.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 2, 2014

    Good work officers! Now for the prosecutor to reduce charges and judge to let'em go with a slap on the wrist.

  • teikko2000 Jul 2, 2014

    Wouldn't it be easier to just get a job....SMH