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Two charged in break-ins after falling through ceilings

Posted December 22, 2010 3:23 p.m. EST
Updated December 22, 2010 8:16 p.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police arrested two men Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering into homes.

Clinton Lynch, 19, and Tremaine Silver, 23, were taken into custody at an apartment building on Niblick Drive after they fell through the ceilings of several apartments, police said.

Lynch surrendered to police, but Silver jumped from a second-story window and was captured following a brief foot chase.

Silver, who was on the Twin Counties Most Wanted list, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor probation violation, carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He was also charged with seven counts of felony breaking and entering, five counts of injury to real property and resisting a public officer.

He was in the Nash County Jail Wednesday under a $71,000 bond.

Lynch was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property and resisting a public officer.

He was in the Nash County Jail Wednesday under a $17,500 bond.