DURHAM – Two people were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to get a refund for items that had not been purchased at a local Home Depot.
Andrew Raul Perez, 28, of Chatham County, and Sara Paige Crabtree, 27, of Granville County, were arrested after being accused of defrauding Home Depot of $37.54 worth of cleaning products.
Perez is accused of putting the un-purchased items into a Home Depot bag to be returned to the store’s customer service by Crabtree for a refund.
Perez has been charged with obtaining property under false pretense, felony conspiracy and shoplifting/concealment of goods and was being held under a $7,000 secured bond.
Crabtree has been charged with obtaining property under false pretense and felony conspiracy and was being held under a $5,000 secured bond.
Perez also has similar charges from Lee County, including attempting to obtain property under false pretense. He was under a $20,000 secured bond for those charges.
In other crime:
• Vernon Thomas Kearney, 44, of Douglas Street, was arrested and charged with assault on a female and battery of an unborn child after allegedly striking the pregnant woman in the mouth, torso and side of her stomach. He was being held under a $5,000 secured bond.
• Alex D. Lopez, 26, of Guess Road was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana up to half an ounce. He is being held without a bond.
• Ralph Louis Mitchell, 48, of Gilbert Street was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats. Mitchell is accused of having hit a woman in the head with a plastic picnic table. He is being held without a bond.
• Timothy Alden Rush, 28, of Cornwallis Road, was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor larceny. Rush allegedly took two cases of Budweiser beer from the Kroger on Roxboro Street valued at $25.98. Rush was being held under a $2,500 secured bond.
• Jewel Nicole Watson, 36, homeless, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Watson was being held under a $4,000 secured bond.
• Leonard R. Bowling Jr., 36, of Century Oaks Drive, was arrested and charged with assault on a female and assault by strangulation after he allegedly pushed, grabbed and choked the victim. Bruises on the victim’s neck were identified as consistent with strangulation with both hands. He is being held without a bond.
• Michelle Cassamajor, 39, of Howard Street, was arrested and charged with school attendance law violation for the time period of March 18 through June 6. She is being held without a bond.
• Joy Nowell Dominique Howard, 21, of Independence Avenue, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and injury to personal property. Howard is accused of intentionally running a Toyota Camry into the back of the victim’s car. The damages to the victim’s car are in excess of $200.
• Ronald Deshaun Lloyd, 22, of South LaSalle Street, was arrested and charged with assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and misdemeanor larceny. Lloyd is accused of hitting the victim in the face with a closed fist and taking her glasses and cell phone with a combined value of $230. Lloyd was also charged with communicating threats and assaulting by pointing a gun after allegedly threatening to shoot the victim and pointing a gun at her. He is being held without a bond.
• Geno Copelle Lunsford, 48, of Meriwether Drive, was arrested and charged with injury to personal property and assault on a female. Lunsford is accused of having pulled a necklace off of the victim and slapping her in the face, hitting her in the back of the head and kicking her in the buttocks and back as she left the apartment. The necklace is valued at $60. Lunsford is being held without a bond.