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Teen, Free in Chapel Hill Rape Case, Arrested on Gun Charge

Posted June 4, 2007 6:42 p.m. EDT

— One of five teens who face first-degree rape charges in connection with a Chapel Hill incident was taken back into custody Monday on a charge of discharging a firearm inside town limits.

Town police said they arrested Brian Gregory Minton, 16, of Marin Drive after they received a call that he had fired a gun. They found a shotgun in his home, they said.

Minton was held in the Orange County Jail in Hillsborough pending a bond decision on Tuesday. Authorities had released him Thursday on an unsecured $200,000 bond.

Minton was one of four teenagers released last week. They and a fifth teen who had been released earlier are accused of raping a 16-year-old Chapel Hill girl Sept. 2 in Southern Village.