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Apex Freon-theft suspect faces more charges

Posted March 27, 2011 11:36 a.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old from Apex faces more charges amid accusations that he helped three juveniles steal Freon in air-conditioning units and inhale it to get high.

Lanious Hume III, of 2008 Jerimouth Drive, was arrested Friday on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He already faced five larceny charges.

An arrest warrant states that Hume helped 12-, 13- and 15-year-old boys steal the Freon from homes in the Crockett's Ridge subdivision last Sunday. They then inhaled the chemical refrigerant from plastic bags, the warrant states.

Hume was given a $5,000 secured bond and ordered to have no contact with the juveniles, court records show. He was scheduled to appear in court April 19.