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Four suspects are facing more than 30 charges each for their alleged roles in a home invasion in Castle Hayne that prompted officials to lock down Wrightsboro Elementary School on Friday.
New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported home invasion just before 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at 2 Misty Lane in Castle Hayne, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer said.
Deputies stopped a green Ford Ranger pickup truck occupied by four men in the 3100 block of Castle Hayne Road. Once the vehicle stopped, two men in the bed of the truck jumped out of the vehicle and ran from deputies, Brewer said. The two men inside the truck were arrested and taken into custody.
The third suspect was found at about 10:20 a.m. Friday, and the fourth suspect was captured at about 1 p.m.
According to warrant information, all four suspects—Antonio Lemark Green, Harry Leon Hankins III, Bernard Rashad Samuel and Tarlester Lamont Green—are charged with holding the victims at gunpoint with a handgun and shot gun. The suspects are also charged with stealing $14,000 and possessing 393 grams of marijuana, according to arrest warrants.
Each suspect was charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon conspiracy, second-degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun, felony breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering.
The suspects were also charged with three counts of conspiracy to sell a schedule VI controlled substance, two counts of felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Samuel, Tarlester Green and Antonio Green are being held at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $300,000 secured bond. Hankins was also charged with three counts of probation violation, and is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $320,000 secured bond.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections (DOC) Samuel was convicted of obtaining property by false pretenses for an offense committed on March 11, and was placed under a 12-month probation sentence on April 4.
Antonio Green was recently convicted of felony breaking and entering for an offense committed Aug. 25, 2012, and served a 90-day sentence in prison. He was released from prison Feb. 26. Antonio Green has also been convicted of five additional felonies–selling a schedule II controlled substance, breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, and larceny–and 17 misdemeanors.
Hankins been convicted of two felonies—possession with intent to sell a schedule I controlled substance and possession of a schedule I controlled substance—and nine misdemeanors, according to DOC records.
Christina Haley is a news reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.