Published: Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Modified: Sep 27, 2012 06:27 PM
MEBANE - Police charged three men last week with more than 130 break-ins to cars in Orange and Alamance counties.
According to a news release, Trevelor Antonio Harris, 19, of 108 Tanglewood Drive, Apt. 108C, Mebane; William Thomas Huffman, 19, of 3525 Angier Ave., Durham; and Edward Jerome Jernigan Jr., 21, of 6900 Mt. Herman Church Road, Durham, were charged with six counts of felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and six counts of misdemeanor larceny each.
Harris also was charged with larceny of a firearm, police reported. All three were placed in the Alamance County Jail under $50,000 bail.
Additional charges are pending, said Assistant Chief Thomas Byrd, of the Mebane Police Department.
Jernigan and Huffman were arrested Sept. 22 after Mebane police responded to a reported break-in around 2 a.m. near North Wilba Road. Officers found Jernigan standing in the road, and while they were talking with him, they heard a sound coming from behind a car. An officer went to check it out, and a second man ran from behind the car. Officers lost him after a brief chase, so they set up a perimeter and called for a Hillsborough K-9 unit.
The police dog found Huffman hiding under a nearby shed.
Harris was arrested Monday. According to reports, the men also confessed to Orange County break-ins in the Wildwood subdivision, Strayhorn Hills and Byrdsville Mobile Home Park.
Anyone with information about these or other break-ins are asked to contact the Mebane Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 919-563-9031 or Crimestoppers at 336-229-7100.