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Chapel Hill duo charged in home break-ins

Posted August 19, 2011 10:00 a.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill police have arrested two 17-year-olds and charged them in connection with several home break-ins.

James Alexis Chavez, of Elderberry Drive, and Justin Elijah McLeod, of Old Durham Road, are accused of breaking into homes in the St. Thomas Drive and Forsyth Drive area of Chapel Hill on Monday and Thursday.

Chavez was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of second-degree burglary and one count of attempted first-degree burglary. He was held in the Orange County jail on a $150,000 bond.

McLeod was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, and one count of conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering. He was being held on a $125,000 bond.