Three charged in series of vehicle break-ins at NC State
Posted November 18, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Three men each face more than a dozen charges in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins over the past several weeks on the campus of North Carolina State University, campus police said Monday.
Marcus Lamont Archibald, 21, Sean Randez Archibald, 23, and Evan Kai McLeod, 18, all of 1600 Poole Road, were taken into custody Nov. 12 and later charged with nine counts of felony breaking and entering a vehicle, six counts of misdemeanor larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle.
McLeod and Sean Archibald also each face a charge of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
The three were taken into custody last Tuesday morning after an officer patrolling a university parking deck found a stolen car with the doors standing open and then spotted three men hiding and then running away, according to a search warrant in the case.
Sean Archibald and McLeod were captured immediately, and Marcus Archibald was later taken into custody at his home.
According to a search warrant, McLeod told police in an interview that he estimated that he had broken into more than 1,000 vehicles on or near N.C. State over the past six months.
Maj. David Kelly, with the North Carolina State University Police Department, said investigators, as well as investigators with the Raleigh Police Department, are still looking into that claim.
None of the men are students, Kelly said, nor do they have any affiliation with the university.
Police found in the trio's apartment more than $2,000 in stolen property that has since been returned to its rightful owners, Kelly said.
According to the search warrant, officers seized jewelry, several GPS devices, several Xbox game consoles, a BB gun and a handgun, among other items.