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Rockingham Police charge 4 with vehicle break-ins, attempts

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These four are accused of breaking into multiple vehicles across at least three counties last month. Clockwise, from left: Majuani Jackson, Devine Revels, Bobby Pearson Jr. and Jakob Slade. These four are accused of breaking into multiple vehicles across at least three counties last month. Clockwise, from left: Majuani Jackson, Devine Revels, Bobby Pearson Jr. and Jakob Slade.

ROCKINGHAM — Four out of six men accused in break-ins across the region are facing additional charges in Richmond County.

The Rockingham Police Department has charged Devine Revels, Jakob Slade, Bobby Pearson Jr. and Majuani Jackson, all of Laurinburg, with several vehicle break-ins and attempts on Feb. 9.

According to warrants, the four break into a 2011 Dodge Ram and a 2011 Chevy four-door truck, stealing approximately $10 in loose coins from each vehicle.

They also attempted to break into a 2015 Chevy Tahoe, a 2014 Dodge Dart, a 1997 Chevrolet truck and a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup, documents show.

All four are charged with two felony counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, four misdemeanor counts of attempted breaking or entering a motor vehicle and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

They are scheduled to appear in court in Richmond County on April 11.

Police in Hamlet have also charged the four, along with Timonte Purvis and Jalen Quick, with breaking into two vehicles in the Woodstone neighborhood the same night and stealing $1 in change and two shotguns.

Online court records show they are facing multiple charges in Scotland and Cumberland counties. Investigators say they are accused of being involved in 31 incidents in Scotland County alone since December. They are also believed to be responsible for 20 break-ins in Fayetteville and a number of crimes in Laurinburg.

Investigators say the items stolen include vehicles, firearms, purses and financial cards, as well as electronic and cellular devices.

Purvis is also facing charges in Hamlet for allegedly stealing a Honda Ridgeline from Terry Street on Feb. 10. Investigators say the vehicle was recovered by the Laurinburg Police Department following a chase — with someone else driving it.

Purvis was arrested Feb. 25 by agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, deputies with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Pembroke Police Department, according to a Facebook post from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit.

Investigators say Purvis, 21, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, was taken to Fayetteville and served with multiple warrants.

Prior to his arrest, Purvis was out on bond from pending charges from the Bennettsville Police Department and has warrants from the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office for second-degree burglary and failure to stop for blue lights.

Jail records show Purvis is being held on 114 pending charges just from Cumberland County.

He is also facing charges from the Rockingham Police Department, however his warrants have not been served and no one was available for comment on Friday afternoon.

Investigators arrested three of the suspects — Pearson, Revels and Jackson — in Laurinburg on Feb. 20. The youngest of the group, 17-year-old Jakob Slade, was arrested the following day. 

Quick, of Gibson, is still at large.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.