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Man charged in string of Garner home break-ins

Posted February 26, 2011 1:12 p.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2011 1:48 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh man with a record of breaking-and-entering convictions has been charged with breaking into four homes in Garner earlier this year.

Lewis Edward Crowder, 19, faces three counts each of breaking-and-entering and larceny and one count each of first-degree burglary, obtaining property by false pretenses and possession of stolen goods. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Arrest warrants state that Crowder broke into the homes in January and February and stole items including a flat-screen TV, jewelry, cash and digital cameras.

Crowder was convicted in March 2009 of five counts of felony breaking-and-entering and four counts of felony larceny over $1,000, along with misdemeanor assault, larceny and breaking-and-entering, according to state Department of Correction records. He finished his jail sentence last May.

He also served probation for a 2008 conviction for possession of stolen goods.