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Two Clayton teens arrested after string of car break-ins

Posted January 20, 2012

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— Police say two Clayton teenagers broke into multiple parked cars early Wednesday in the Riverwood Athletic Subdivision, stealing GPS units, iPods and other miscellaneous electronic items. 

Mark Alexnader Linker, 17, of 402 Charleston Dr., and Tyler James Hall, 16, of 617 McCarthy Dr., were arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday and charged with 15 felonious counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and 15 misdemeanor counts of larceny. 

Officers responded to a call about two suspicious people in the neighborhood early Wednesday, and found Linker and Hall hiding in the woods. Officers also located and seized two backpacks containing gloves and property investigators say Linker and Hall took. 

Linker and Hall were both taken to the Johnston County Jail and placed under a $425,000 secured bond each. 

Police said all of the vehicles broken into were left unlocked and no force was required to enter the cars.

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  • stephrazz Jan 26, 2012

    Tyler is my son and he had nothing at all to do with breakins, he was just with Mark when the cops found him, Tyler had been with two other friends 15 minutes prior to the arrest. Mark confessed to the police that he was the one that broke into the cars. Just because someone is accused of something, doesn't always mean that they did it. What happen to Inocent until proven guilty? Tyler is a good kid with good grades, he voluteers for Habitat for Humanity regularly, has a job and just spend a summer abroad as a Student Ambassader for the United States of American, he was just invited to a summit on National Security in Washington DC for the upcoming summer. Tyler plans to join the military straight of high school and attend NC state to become an Engineer. So please remember not everything you read is the truth.

  • millerallison15 Jan 24, 2012

    I personally know these boys and this breaks my heart i couldn't help but try not to cry when i found all this out. They are very close friends of mine and in my eyes they were always very nice and I could tell them anything. Everyone makes mistakes, some bigger then others. My only hope is that this experience is a learning one not one to bring them down into a life of continuing crime.

  • dunncannon Jan 20, 2012

    AS I SIT AND READ ALL OF THESE COMMENTS I FIND IT AMUSING THAT NO ONE HAS SAID SOMETHING STUPIED OR RACIST. NO ONE HAS CALLED THESE boys OUT OF THEIR NAME. NO ONE HAS EVEN QUESTIONED THE CHARACTER OF THESE TWO CHARACTERS, WITHOUT KNOWING THEM! BUT IF IT WERE TWO BLACK OR MEXICAN KIDS, YOU PEOPLE WOULD THROW EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK AT THEM! THESE boys ARE 16 AND 17, THEY KNOW BETTER AND SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO PRISON! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! 15 FELONIES, AND 15 MISDEMEANORS! BUT NO! THEY ARE GOING TO GET A SLAP ON THE WRIST OR PROBATION! DOORS LOCKED, GUNS C*CKED!

  • 1secondlook Jan 20, 2012

    We called the police around 11:00 after seeing them running away. They were breaking in to vehicles in the pouring rain!! Im glad the Clayton Police stayed in the neighborhood that long to catch these two!

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jan 20, 2012

    One, probably stayed at the others house and they snuck out. I use to do that. Quite fun, back then. Of course, I was sneaking out with another girl, walking up to Tower Shopping center and getting a big cookie at Hardee's. ;-)

    Beth

  • dakjlmk2 Jan 20, 2012

    OK MOM AND DAD, WHY ARE THESE GUYS OUT AT THAT TIME OF NIGHT

  • luvabigdog Jan 20, 2012

    Something tells me he won't have that smirk when he gets to the detention center and finds his new "roomies".

    BigDogRescue

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jan 20, 2012

    Disabled Vet said: " bet that if you ask the parents, they will say that their children are perfect angels that would never ever do anything wrong. To those patents I say: the bank called. They said your reality check bounced."

    That is so true!!! How many times have I heard on the news, when a young person is accused of a crime, including murder, that their child was a good child and they know he/she would never have done anything like that! LOL!

    Beth

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jan 20, 2012

    Leaving car doors unloced is always the best way to go. That way, they can simply open the door and get what they want. Otherwise, they bash & grab. $$$$$.

    I leave my vehicle unlocked. Nothing in it worth anything, but that's just me. Maybe a Food Lion receipt is worth stealing. LOL!

    Glad they caught these two. Gotta love that smirk on the guys face! He'll graduate to much more bigger crime, I'm sure! What a shame.

    Beth

  • brmyspots Jan 20, 2012

    A car wired with 440 volts would stop this type of behavior.

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