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Nash Co. Manhunt Ends With 3 Arrests

Posted February 15, 2007 12:08 p.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2007 6:29 a.m. EST

— Two men are behind bars and the sister of one is charged with disorderly conduct after a three-hour police manhunt in Nash County Thursday.

The chain of events leading to the arrests began at about 8:30 a.m. when sheriff's deputies responded to a possible breaking-and-entering call at 7430 Dutchess St. in Bailey.

Upon arrival, the deputies saw two men, identified as Alonza Hunter and his cousin, Tildren Hunter, run into a wooded area. Deputies pursued the two men and arrested Tildren Hunter after a brief foot chase.

Alonza Hunter escaped but was captured at about 1 p.m. after authorities searching a wooded area heard his cellular phone ring. Hunter was found buried beneath some brush.

WRAL reporter Mike Charbonneau, who was recording Hunter's arrest, inadvertently became part of the incident when Alonza Hunter's sister, Pamela Mann, became upset and tried to push his video camera away.

She was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with disorderly conduct.

Investigators later determined that Alonza Hunter and Tildren Hunter were not trying to break into the residence. They did learn, however, that the two were wanted for a home invasion in Zebulon last month.

In that incident, authorities said the cousins broke into a residence and robbed and assaulted two elderly men.

In addition to a list of charges related to January's home invasion, both men now face charges of resisting arrest and obstruction charges. Tilden was also charged with assaulting a deputy.

Both men were in the custody of Zebulon police Thursday night.