Durham County

Sheriff’s Office seeks break-ins suspect accused of shooting dog

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in its search for Brandon Deshawn Neville, 25, of Durham.

Neville is wanted in connection with a rash of home break-ins this month. Investigators believe he shot a dog during a home break-in on May 5 on Cheek Road. Neville should be considered armed and dangerous.

A preliminary investigation shows thieves are targeting homes and businesses in the eastern and northern sections of Durham County. Detectives have responded to two burglaries at businesses and 16 home break-ins since May 1.

They have not yet determined whether the break-ins are connected.

The Durham Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Durham Police Department and the Orange and Person county sheriff’s offices to make arrests and recover stolen items, according to DCSO spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs.

State prison records show Neville was convicted on three 2010 breaking or entering charges in Feb. 2011. In July 2011 he was convicted on two similar charges that also occurred in 2010). In April 2014 he was convicted on charges of cocaine possession and sale. His most recent parole ended in June 2016, records indicate.

Anyone with information on Neville’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 919-560-0900 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards if the information leads to arrest in a felony case.

Tips can also be emailed to crimetip@durhamsheriff.org.