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Warrants: Wendell man stole four guns in vehicle break-in spree

Posted February 11, 2012

— The Franklin County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old Wendell man Friday in connection with a string of 12 vehicle break-ins in one night last year.

Warrants allege that Dylan Tyler Brown stole a .27 caliber rifle, Benelli shotgun, Ruger .44 caliber revolver, 9 mm handgun, rifle scope, Garmin GPS, flat screen television, two laptop computers, three digital cameras and Carhart jacket – with a combined estimated value of nearly $8,000 – and $295 cash from seven different vehicles on Nov. 9.

Brown, of 6400 Robertson Pond Road, was charged with 12 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and seven counts of larceny. He was being held Saturday in the Franklin County jail under a $140,000 bond.

Tony Tyler Cole, 22, was arrested last week for vehicle break-ins in Franklin County on Nov. 9, though it wasn't clear whether the crimes are related.

His bond was set at more than $ 1 million.


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  • Ambygirl Feb 13, 2012

    Crazy, crazy, crazy!! Look at what he's done to his life??? He's only 19 and he will spend years in jail now for committing these crimes! Why in the world would you want to head your life in this direction??? So young and so stupid!!

  • The Fox Feb 13, 2012

    I wonder if he was respopnsible for the rash of Knightdale break ins too?