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Warrant: Two guns found in Wendell robbery suspects' getaway car

Authorities on Thursday identified three men charged in a Wendell home invasion that prompted several local schools to go on lockdown.

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WENDELL, N.C. — Wake County sheriff's deputies found a rifle with a scope and a handgun in the getaway car driven by suspects in a Wendell home invasion and robbery last week, according to a search warrant.

Both guns matched the weapons the victims described, the warrant states. One of the victims said he was struck in the head and shoulder with a scoped rifle.

Investigators said Marcus Terrel Edrington, Iran Antonio Marcano and another man broke into a home on Fox Run Drive on Jan. 30 and robbed the residents at gunpoint before fleeing in a Jeep allegedly driven by Ethan Jeffery Tyler.

While deputies were on their way to investigate, one of them spotted a Jeep matching the suspect vehicle description. He followed the Jeep while waiting for a backup officer to perform a felony stop, but the driver turned into a parking lot and the men fled on foot.

"Inside the vehicle, in plain view, a handgun and rifle could be seen," the warrant states.

Several eastern Wake County schools were put on lockdown while deputies and K-9 units searched the area. Edrington, Marcano and Tyler were arrested a short time later. The fourth man was not in custody as of Wednesday.

Edrington and Marcano each face charges of second-degree kidnapping, felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Edrington also faces a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, while Marcano faces an additional charge of second-degree trespassing.

Huff was charged with accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon and resisting a law enforcement officer.

All three men were placed in the Wake County jail.


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