Resident Holds Burglary Suspect at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

By Steve Lyttle
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2010

Larry Whitmore got a surprise when he pulled into his driveway Saturday in south Charlotte’s Park Crossing neighborhood and saw his garage door open, and his pickup truck starting to back out.

Nobody was supposed to be home, so Whitmore guessed right – someone was trying to steal his vehicle, according to police.

Whitmore pulled his Jeep to the garage door, blocking the person in the truck from getting away. Then he got a shotgun and held the man at bay in the garage until police arrived about five minutes later.

The man who police say was in the truck, Terrell Marcus Webber, 19, has been charged with several burglary cases in the Park Crossing area – including two others Saturday. Police say he confessed to the other burglaries in Park Crossing, and to another case July 2, when two guns were stolen from a house.

Police say Webber was trying to leave Whitmore’s house with a television set, jewelry and other items. He had placed them in Whitmore’s truck and was preparing to flee when Whitmore arrived, according to police.

“When I cocked the gun, he put the truck in park and knew the game was over,” Whitmore told WCNC-TV, the Observer’s news partner.

“Police came up and shook my hand and said, ‘Congrats, you stopped three robberies in the neighborhood,’ ” Whitmore told WCNC. “I said, Really?’ ”

Police say Webber has been charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering; four counts of larceny after breaking and entering; and larceny of an automobile. He is being held under $105,000 bond, and police say he will be placed on electronic monitoring if a judge decides to release him before trial.

Webber has a lengthy record of arrests, mostly on drug and burglary-related charges.

WCNC-TV contributed.

Published in: on July 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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