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One suspect held in area burglaries

SoVaNow.com / February 05, 2014


Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one of two suspects sought in connection with a series of burglaries in Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties from May to June 2013. Arrested in Mebane, N.C. was the younger of the two men, 22-year-old Robert Ray Davis II.

Davis is also wanted for similar offenses in Vance and Caswell counties in North Carolina.

Investigators say Davis and his father, Robert Davis, picked the locks of homes during the day while the homeowners were away at work. Once inside, investigators allege the men stole money, jewelry and guns.

Working with Mebane Police Sgt. Maia Moody, Mecklenburg officers Lt. Chris Whittemore and Sgt. Jeff Clary located Davis in Mebane. As the officers approached, he attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. He was subsequently taken to UNC Medical Center, where he was checked for minor injuries.

Davis is currently in the Alamance County Jail on $152,000 bond while awaiting extradition back to Virginia, following the outcome of his case in North Carolina.

The charges against him in North Carolina include two counts of breaking and entering in Caswell County, traffic summonses from Wake County, and breaking and entering in Vance County.

Earlier, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins expressed concern that the father-son duo “had been slipping through the cracks.” After the arrest, he praised the investigators, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mebane Police Department for their cooperation and work, noting that even when arresting a suspect becomes difficult, it is still a priority.

The search for the 41-year-old father, Robert Davis, is still under way. He is wanted on the same charges and in the same jurisdictions as Robert Ray Davis II. Robert Davis is believed to be residing in the Durham, N.C. area.

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