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Chapel Hill Police Charge 5 Teens in 2 Rapes

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Five Chapel Hill teenagers face rape charges in connection with two incidents following the arrests of all five in one day.

Police said they had charged Mario Chanquez Neville, 17; Mark Anthony Holland, 17; Colton Oneil Sanders, 17; and Gregory Minton, 16, had each been charged with first-degree rape in connection with an incident that happened in September. Each was held on a $200,000 bond, police said.

The fifth person, Timothy Allen Smith, 17, was accused of second-degree rape in connection with a different incident, police said. He was being held on a $75,000 bond.

Police said all the arrests Friday stemmed from investigations that had taken place over several months.

Neville, of 512 Craig St., and Holland, of 2201 Homestead Road, turned themselves in at town police headquarters, officers said. They arrested Sanders at his home at 27 S. Circle Drive, they said. Minton, who lives at 1189 Martin Drive, was arrested on the street, they said.

Smith, of 3 Pinetree Lane, turned himself in to police, they said.