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Police Say Drugs Were Motive In Alleged Raleigh Home Invasion Case

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Drugs, an alleged home invasion and a police chase in Raleigh Wednesday morning led to the arrest of four men.

Raleigh police say Morris Woodard of Raleigh and Donta McLeod of Garner broke into a home on Fox Sterling Drive in west Raleigh around 8:40 a.m. Police spotted the pair in an SUV and gave chase.

Woodard jumped out of the car during the pursuit and was arrested. Police say McLeod kept driving, but was arrested on Rush Street, near downtown.

A police investigation conducted during the day pointed to a drug-related motive for the robbery and led to charges being placed against the robbery victims.

Zonnell Huegene Wright and Johnnie Lewis have each been charged with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and one count of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling and delivering marijuana. Both men have been arrested.

Woodard is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.McLeod is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, speeding to elude arrest, two stop sign violations, a red light violation, careless and reckless driving and driving while license revoked.

The Highway Patrol and Wake County Sheriff's Office assisted in the chase.