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Two men charged in connection with Durham home invasion

Posted January 25, 2014

Joey Fabela, Brandon Jayne

— Durham police have charged two men who they say broke into a home on Cole Mill Road Monday night, tied up the couple living there and then stole several items and an SUV. 

Brandon Jayne, 35, and Joey Fabela, 35, both of Snowcrest Trail, are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property. 

Jayne was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. 

According to a 911 call released Thursday afternoon, the homeowner said his wife was taking out the trash around 8 p.m. when the men, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a rifle, forced her back into the house, tied her and him with duct tape, stole several items – including jewelry, money and a cellphone – and then fled in the couple's white 2003 GMC Envoy.

The GMC Envoy was later recovered on Sparger Road.

Investigators searched Fabela and Jayne's Snowcrest Trail residence Friday evening. They found jewelry and other items belonging to the victims, and they also recovered a sawed-off shotgun that had been reported stolen during a Jan. 8 burglary in Wake County. 

Investigators also found an AK-47 rifle, $400 in cash, marijuana and a small amount of cocaine. Authorities said Saturday that the robbery did not appear to be random. 

Both men were in the Durham County jail Saturday. Jayne received a $1.5 million bond and Fabela received a $500,000 bond.


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  • icdumbpeople Jan 27, 2014

    I have no compassion at all for these two. People need to have guns in their homes. Some how this is different on the streets - but when they start coming in to YOUR HOME - Time to take them out.

  • rougemontredneck Jan 27, 2014

    What is disturbing is that they targeted and elderly couple. At the very least, they are locked up now and I don't see either of them making bail. Pot really doesn't have anything to do with this article. It was just incidental, unless they stole that too.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 2014

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    Pot followed by Taco Bell is truly a gift from above.

  • mafiamic Jan 27, 2014

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    There are many states who are looking at WA and CO and ME and thinking of legalizing Pot first for medical then recreational.So watch in a year there will be more then in a coupe years most states will be.
    Most of the country is starting to see the truth,that one it does make money which is why the government started the just say no crp so they could get the money..Yes they do...2 that it will stop most crimes like this one.
    There is no health issues to be concerned with except for useless crimes and death.
    Holland has a low crime rate and is more free er then here.Don't look at the outside and judge look at the whole picture you will see the truth.
    Oh and the economy will get better. Within the next couple years the school and mall fiascos will get more and more and someone right now will bring this country to it's knees so be prepared.

  • kikinc Jan 27, 2014

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    You're right. Pot always made me want to sit on the couch and eat Cheetos.

    It amazes me how many people think pot is the scourge of the Earth. I experimented when I was younger. I wasn't a fan. I never did anything harder, and I didn't become a drug addict. Some people think you get high once, and you become a bum.

  • smcallah Jan 27, 2014

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    They have pot because they're selling it, another illegal means of making money. Using pot doesn't make people do this.

    You would not be able to invade someone's home while on pot, it's not cocaine or PCP we're talking about here. Pot does not get your adrenaline up.

    These people had people because they were doing tons of illegal things. Pot is an easy way to make illegal money.

    Get rid of that incentive and you won't be finding guys like this with pot in the future.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 2014

    When these 2 get out of prison, they'll be robbing folks within 24 hours of their release dates. Life in prison is the only solution here.

  • Glock07 Jan 27, 2014

    These are 2 very dangerous individuals. They deserve to rot in jail for these crimes.

  • Hill55 Jan 27, 2014

    So, another example of career criminals out of Criminal U (aka the "Correctional Justice" system). And what do the authorities find in their possession, POT. the same substance our President want to push to legalize.

    To those who think there are too many people In jail for "minor drug offenses", WAKE UP!

    I hope the complicit liberal media doesn't buy into this legalization of pot issue in the coming mid term elections in the same way it did with free condoms in 2012.