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Lexington man arrested on B&E charges

Posted Friday, September 17, 2004

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The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office recently received word that the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office had taken into custody one of two suspects involved in several crimes in central North Carolina, including Chatham County. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants on Anthony Duncan, also known with the street name of “Amp” for several property crimes in the area.

The investigation has been a joint effort between the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the Lexington Police Department, the North Carolina Highway Patrol K-9 unit, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the Thomasville Police Department, with elements of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office taking the lead.

Mr. Duncan, along with an unidentified B/M partner, is believed to have stolen a White Ford Explorer from a residence in the City of Lexington on 08-12-04, then traveled through Alamance County to Chatham County before returning back home to Lexington. Mr. Duncan and his partner are believed to have committed two residential Breaking and Enterings and the theft of a motor vehicle while in Chatham County. The theft of two bicycles from a residence in the Silk Hope Area; the theft of a F-800 utility truck with four credit cards, also the Silk Hope area; and a third Breaking and Entering in the Bonlee area. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office also wants to question the suspect in custody in connection with two Breaking and Enterings in Alamance County, the same date.

Duncan was taken into custody by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office after committing four other Breaking and Enterings in the City of Denton area. One of which, the suspect is believed to have exchanged gunfire with one of the residents homeowners.

Mr. Duncan is presently being held pending a $240,000 secure bond and medical treatment from a possible broken ankle which happen when he was taken into custody by law enforcement officials of Davidson County. Both vehicles and both bicycles, along with three of the four credit cards, have been recovered and returned to their respective owners. Law Enforcement Officials also hope to identify and apprehend Mr. Duncan’s accomplice soon.

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