Suspects Arrested in B&E - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Garner police officers responded
to a citizen's report of suspicious persons and a suspicious vehicle at Oakwater Dr. near
Hall Blvd. on 7/1/14 at 12:47 p.m. Garner K-9 Officer, Sonny Roberson spotted
the vehicle driving east on Timber Dr. toward Thompson Rd. He attempted to
conduct a traffic stop based on the possibility that the individuals in the car
had committed a residential breaking and entering on Oakwater Dr. The driver,
Howard Lee Covington, turned onto Thompson Rd. and sped his vehicle away in an
attempt to evade the traffic stop. After a short vehicle pursuit that ended
when the suspect vehicle collided with a ditch embankment, Covington and another
occupant ran from the vehicle. Officer Roberson released Bear, his canine
partner, who apprehended Covington after a short foot pursuit. Covington
received minor injuries and was treated on scene by Wake County EMS personnel.
The other two passengers were detained by other officers on scene without
Contact: Sgt. Troy D. Young at 919-661-6974
An investigation of a home
on Oakwater Dr. revealed that an unlawful entry had occurred and some
electronic devices had been stolen. These items were discovered in the suspect
vehicle, stopped by Officer Roberson.
Covington, 21 of Raleigh,
NC was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering a residence and several
traffic related violations.
Miles Jamel Sanders, 25 of
Smithfield and Melvin Eugene Ingram, 29 of Raleigh were also charged with Felony
Breaking and Entering a residence.
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