Chapel Hill man arrested on molestation charges
CHAPEL HILL – Justin E. Gattis, 48, of Chapel Hill, was arrested Monday, charged with molesting a child that he knew.
Durham police charged Gattis with first-degree sexual offense with a child, attempted first-degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. He was held in the Durham County Jail under a $2.5 million bond.
One of two suspects arrested in home break-in
DURHAM – On Monday night, just before 10 p.m., Durham police officers responded to a break-in in progress call on Midway Avenue.
The resident called 911 after hearing someone trying to break into her home, investigators said.
Office J.C. Justice saw two men at the back of the house and ordered them to stop, but both fled, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. Justice caught one of them – Dexter Rashad Ingram, 19, of Scout Drive – on nearby Spring Street. Ingram was charged with burglary and resisting an officer and he was held under a $250,000 bond in the Durham County Jail.
The second suspect eluded capture.
The men had entered the home, but fled without taking anything, Michael said.
Siblings face drug charges
DURHAM – Three brothers from Spruce Street were arrested on Oct. 11 on drug charges.
Estora Karl Ensley, 27, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, conspiring to sell a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was held under a $3,000 bond in the Durham County Jail, but was released within less than a day.
Xavier Marsellus Ensley, 28, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance and conspiracy to sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance.
Adrian DeAngelo Ensley, 23, was charged with conspiracy to sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession.
Xavier and Adrian each were held under $2,000 bond. Both were released three days after their arrest.
In other crime:
- On Monday, workers at Caribou Coffee on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill reported a broken window. Damage was estimated at $400, according to a Chapel Hill Police Department report.
- On Friday, someone broke into a 2009 Toyota Camry in the 100 block of City Hall Plaza in Durham and stole a $50 handbag, a credit card, personal checks, a $250 GPS device and a $500 Motorola Razr. The break-in caused $250 damage.
- On Saturday, someone broke into a 2013 Chevy Cruze in an enclosed parking deck in the 300 block of Main Street in Durham, causing $200 damage before taking two containers of insulin worth $190, a Social Security card, birth certificate, State Employee Credit Union checkbook, purses, a leather wallet and keys.
- On Sunday, someone broke into a 2007 Ford Taurus in the 900 block of Constitution Drive in Durham and stole an $800 Toshiba laptop computer.
- Jeral Thomas Ore Jr. of Washington, N.C., was arrested Monday on charges of second-degree kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape and driving while license revoked. He was held in the Durham County Jail under a $55,000 bond.
- Kwmae Laquan Smith, 22, of Crest Street in Durham, was arrested Monday and charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, receiving stolen goods, assault on a female, assault by strangulation, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was held in the Durham County Jail under a $74,000 bond.
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