Deputies seek owner of Elvis trading cards

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

The set of Boxcar Enterprises trading cards featuring Elvis Presley may not be worth a lot on eBay – maybe $50.

But the Durham County Sheriff’s Office expects that they might hold sentimental value for their owner.

They’re just not sure who that is.

On Thursday, deputies announced on Facebook that they wanted to find the owner of cards recovered during a burglary investigation.

Deputy Paul Sherwin, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said they’re also looking for a suspect that they think may have stolen those cards during a burglary.

The suspect is none other than Quadele McCoy, 21, one of three suspects sought by the Durham Police Department after they were caught on tape in a recent burglary in the Five Oaks neighborhood.

McCoy remained at large on Thursday, said Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

He’s also wanted in a Jan. 13 burglary on Chapel Hill Road.

“Our investigators are aware of the stolen Elvis cards,” Michael said. However, they have not yet determined whether the cards came from any homes that are part of a Police Department investigation.

The cards came into the possession of the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday after deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 600 block of Hardscrabble Drive.

A neighbor saw a man leave the scene and tried to follow the getaway car. Although he lost track of the white 2012 Mazda 3, it soon crashed a short distance away, Sherwin said.

“The suspect fled but left the vehicle and its driver behind,” Sherwin said. “We located dozens of the Elvis Presley trading cards and a few sports trading cards in the car and believe they were stolen from another break-in. We would really like to locate the cards’ owner.”

Deputies arrested the driver, Imani Jovianna Franco, 19, and charged her with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. She was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $2,500 bond.

McCoy has 15 outstanding warrants for his arrest on various charges, including breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest, Sherwin said.

Anyone with information about who owns the cards should contact sheriff's investigators at 919-560-0880.

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