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Fayetteville Authorities Make Arrests In Vandalism Case

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County authorities made three arrests Friday stemming from recent vandalism at the new Gray's Creek High School.

Sheriff Earl Butler announced that investigators from the Property Crimes Unit arrested 17-year-old Dustin Deaunne Nixon, 16-year-old Jeremy Edward Johnson and 18-year-old Dominic Andrew Carter.

The suspects were charged with two counts each of felony breaking and entering, two counts each of felony larceny, two counts each of felony possession of stolen goods and one count each of damage to property.

The high school, which is still under construction, is located at 5301 Celebration Drive in Hope Mills. The break-in was discovered on Dec. 27, 2002.

There are more charges pending in connection with the incident.

The estimated cost for the damage done to the school is more than $200,000, and the estimated cost of the property stolen is more than $18,000.

Johnson was placed in the Cumberland County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

Nixon and Carter were both placed in the Cumberland County Jail under a $25,000 bond.

Nixon had his first court appearance Friday and still was in jail on Sunday. Johnson and Carter each made bond, and they have their first court appearance on Monday.

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