Wendell, N.C. — Wake County sheriff's deputies found a rifle with a scope and a handgun in the getaway car driven by suspects in a Wendell home invasion and robbery last week, according to a search warrant.
Both guns matched the weapons the victims described, the warrant states. One of the victims said he was struck in the head and shoulder with a scoped rifle.
Investigators said Marcus Terrel Edrington, Iran Antonio Marcano and another man broke into a home on Fox Run Drive on Jan. 30 and robbed the residents at gunpoint before fleeing in a Jeep allegedly driven by Ethan Jeffery Tyler.
While deputies were on their way to investigate, one of them spotted a Jeep matching the suspect vehicle description. He followed the Jeep while waiting for a backup officer to perform a felony stop, but the driver turned into a parking lot and the men fled on foot.
"Inside the vehicle, in plain view, a handgun and rifle could be seen," the warrant states.
Several eastern Wake County schools were put on lockdown while deputies and K-9 units searched the area. Edrington, Marcano and Tyler were arrested a short time later. The fourth man was not in custody as of Wednesday.
Edrington and Marcano each face charges of second-degree kidnapping, felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Edrington also faces a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, while Marcano faces an additional charge of second-degree trespassing.
Huff was charged with accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon and resisting a law enforcement officer.
All three men were placed in the Wake County jail.