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Three sought in string of Durham County burglaries

Posted February 18, 2013
Updated February 19, 2013

— Durham County authorities said Monday that they are searching for three men in connection with dozens of home break-ins in recent months.

An anonymous tip recently led investigators to a cache of stolen property hidden in a wooded area near the 500 block of Todd Street in Durham, including a utility trailer, mail and jewelry that belonged to several people who had reported burglaries.

Another anonymous tip led investigators to search the home at 512 Todd St. last week, where they recovered more than 600 items believed to have been stolen during home break-ins, authorities said. Investigators estimated the value of the stolen property, which includes jewelry, electronics and a .22-caliber pistol, to be more than $10,000.

Dal Gilchrist Davis, 38, of 512 Todd St., was arrested during the search on charges of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $2,500 bond and was released.

Authorities have since filed more charges against Davis and are searching for him. They also are searching for Cedric Earl Scarlette Jr., 20, of 302 Todd St., and Darrell Jermaine Hart, 30, of 528 Todd St., on possession of stolen goods charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Davis, Scarlette or Hart or about any of the break-ins is asked to call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-0880 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • dryjr Feb 20, 2013

    smilessobright- Let's see how you feel walking into your ransacked house like I did last month,which was likely one of the ones they broke into. POOR FEELAS

  • same ole story Feb 20, 2013

    Lets not be so quick to judge. I know one of these men and I know that he was trying to turn his life around and keep it on the right path. I believe that for at least the one he is innocent of these charges.
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! SURE HE IS JUST LIKE JESSIE JACKSON Jr. DIDN'T STEAL THE MONEY FOR WATCHES AND CARS FROM THE CAMPAIGN?!?!?! Once you travel that path be prepared to pay the consequences!!! He will have plenty of time to "strsighten his life out" in central prison.

  • OleNCNative Feb 19, 2013

    Thank you, Durham PD

  • smilesobright Feb 19, 2013

    Lets not be so quick to judge. I know one of these men and I know that he was trying to turn his life around and keep it on the right path. I believe that for at least the one he is innocent of these charges.

  • JMackneil Feb 18, 2013

    All three guys are always up to no good. They are responsible for multiple B&Es in north Durham. Guess who have giventhem a break in the past? Your good ole trustworthy police dept. Tell DSO to call the police. They have known whats been going on for a while.

  • Good Bye WRAL Feb 18, 2013

    grey - this only goes to court if the re-apprehend these guys, lol.

    Also, WRAL somehow got the values of the items stolen, so why wasn't it felony theft? ...And, yes, it is the magistrates. But it's the lawyers that establish precedents so the magistrates use the lowest common denominator to determine bail, etc. Justice only exists for criminals in America. (and, No, I would not expect a lawyer to get me out of jail or non-guilty verdict too easy - if I'm busted, I probably did it and would fess up anyway - something our no-responsibility society would understand anymore).

  • greywolf30 Feb 18, 2013

    you can stack only charges that fit the crime. The more charges the better by the time it goes to court they plea with DA, most of the charges get dropped for one guilty plea, happens everyday in every county...

  • greywolf30 Feb 18, 2013

    no they are on the Obama plan of not working and Uncle Sam will take care of you.....

  • johnny2times Feb 18, 2013

    I wonder if they were going to register the pistol they stole?

    February 18, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    Yea as soon as the NC State former coach files his taxes...

  • johnny2times Feb 18, 2013

    I know jail is crowded, but why didn't the deputies or the magistrate figure more charges were coming and not let these career criminals go? I have very little faith that dangerous people are ever removed from our streets until they do something really, really bad. Give us a break!

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    February 18, 2013 3:17 p.m

    Its not up to the deputies...the MAGISTRATES set the bond amount...and they take into account the criminal history and things like that. If your looking to blame someone, blame the magistrates.