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Sixth teen charged in Clayton car break-ins

Posted May 12, 2008 1:41 p.m. EDT

— A sixth teen has been arrested in a string of vehicle break-ins in the Clayton area, police said Monday.

Anthony "Tony" Richard Walls, 18, of 8400 Fawncrest Drive in Raleigh, has been charged with 14 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and 11 counts of larceny. He was being held in the Johnston County Detention Center on a $204,500 bond.

Colton Alan Jones, 17, of 3702 Lizzie Mill Road in Selma, Dustyn Lee Heath, 18, of 420 Cannady St. in Clayton, Noah Chandler Crowder, 19, of 604 S. John St. in Clayton, Rafael Maurice Chicco, 16, of 1958 Jack Road in Clayton, and Robert Tremayne Davis, 18, of 2835 Woodside Drive in Clayton, all were charged in recent weeks with similar offenses.

Clayton police and Johnston County deputies said the teens were responsible for more than 40 vehicle break-ins in which gold jewelry, PlayStation portable gaming systems, cell phones, MP3 players, CDs and prescription drugs were taken. The teens targeted unlocked cars in subdivisions and apartment complexes in and near Clayton and grabbed loose items that were easy to steal, police said.