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Warrant: Two guns found in Wendell robbery suspects' getaway car

Posted February 6, 2013

— 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.

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  • Rebelyell55 Feb 6, 7:37 p.m.

    Where they get the guns? How narrow minded some seem to be, they could of just as well done this with a knife, axes, hoe etc. The fact is they broke into someone home. If we can't start locking these crimminals up for longer time, hard time, this ain't going to stop. When you're not safe in your own home, it's time for some serious actions.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 6, 6:18 p.m.

    Where did they get these weapons? More evidence that ALL guns should be traceable back to the original owner(s)...just like cars are on Carmax. peace2u

    Why don't we trace the guns from fast and furious? They'd come back registered to the US government and Obama- arfamr1007

    The entire point of fast and furious was to trace "legally" purchased weapons from gun stores going into Mexico...do you support further arming the cartels?

  • peace2u Feb 6, 6:14 p.m.

    Arfamr1007. Good idea!

  • WooHoo2You Feb 6, 6:11 p.m.

    Where did they get these weapons? More evidence that ALL guns should be traceable back to the original owner(s)...just like cars are on Carmax.- peace2u

    I'm sure the original owner will say they were "stolen a few years ago" but never filed a police report...

  • arfamr1007 Feb 6, 6:04 p.m.

    Where did they get these weapons? More evidence that ALL guns should be traceable back to the original owner(s)...just like cars are on Carmax.
    peace2u

    Why don't we trace the guns from fast and furious? They'd come back registered to the US government and Obama

  • peace2u Feb 6, 5:07 p.m.

    Where did they get these weapons? More evidence that ALL guns should be traceable back to the original owner(s)...just like cars are on Carmax.