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Trio charged with breaking into Fayetteville homes

Posted May 6, 2011 6:30 p.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2011 10:46 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police arrested three men they say are linked to three home break-ins in northwest Fayetteville Thursday.

Officers found used witness descriptions of the vehicle and suspects spotted breaking into a home on Bailey Court to lead them to the Crossbow Court home of Christopher Lamont Oneil, 35. There they found Oneil and two others – Ellis Dewayne Love Jr., 22, of Arabia Road, and Raiheam Lee Owens, 23, of Brainard Ave.

Inside, officers found marijuana, weapons and items linked to the crime on Baily Court and to break-ins on Glen Reilly Road and Summerhill Court.  

Oneil was charged with failure to appear in court for a larceny charge and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was held on $10,200 secured bond.

Love and Owens face charges of breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods and possession of marijuana. Owens was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Love's bond was set as $20,000; Owens' at $40,000.

Owens was released from jail on April 5 after serving four months for convictions for larceny over $1,000 and breaking and entering a motor vehicle, according to state Department of Correction records.

Since 2009, he has also been convicted of two counts each of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, one count each of possession with intent to sell and communicating threats, and various driving infractions.

Oneil has a criminal record dating to 1995 and was most recently released from jail in November, DOC records show. He served three months violating his probation for drug selling, manufacturing and possession convictions.

Love has previous misdemeanor convictions for simple assault and various traffic infractions, records state.