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Cumberland detectives seek 17-year-old wanted for home break-ins

Posted July 27, 2009 9:03 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a 17-year-old who is wanted in connection with multiple home break-ins.

Jabesh Clarence Reid, of 2709 Daniel Boone Lane in Hope Mills, refused to turn himself in to authorities after learning they had outstanding warrants for his arrest, according to spokeswoman Debbie Tanna.

Detectives have made several attempts to talk with his parents about his surrender.

Investigators said Reid is one of four suspects who broke into and stole items from homes in southeastern Cumberland County. The other suspects were arrested on various charges stemming from breaking into homes.

Reid is wanted for multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy.

He is part of a group of young men who target homes and steal electronics, military computers, televisions and jewelry, according to Tanna.

Reid, who is also known as “Jay-Rock,” is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and wears braces on his teeth.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or make an anonymous call to TIPSLINE at 484-TIPS (8477).