Call Of Breaking And Entering Leads To Drug Bust In Lenoir County

A call of a breaking and entering leads to a drug bust in Lenoir County on Saturday.

According to the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call of a breaking and entering around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at a home on Sleepy Fox Drive in Grifton. The victim said their residence had been broken into and several items had been stolen. The victim also reported seeing a couple of suspects in the area and the victim knew one of the suspects.

Deputies were able to locate that suspect, 16-year old Martez Lynch, at a home on Den Drive.

Deputies were also able to recover the stolen items near that area. Once the suspect realized the stolen items had been recovered the Lynch and 28-year-old Alginald Hart, Jr. barricaded themselves inside the home.

The two refused all contact by officers and family members. During that time another occupant of the home arrived on scene and said there was a loaded weapon inside the home. Deputies also found out there were three small children under the age of 10 at the home.

A Special Response Team was then called to the scene, but before that team arrived the Lynch and Hart came out of the home.

Through further investigation officers discovered that there was marijuana inside the residence. Deputies found three weapons and 12 to 13 pounds of marijuana.

Lynch and Hart are facing multiple charges and are now in jail. Deputies are also looking for another suspect, 37-year-old Alton Cratch. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact authorities.


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  • by JIM on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:47 PM
    no worry just call N.A.A.C.P. we got your back.ya right.
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:25 PM
    Just wait more charges to follow.There are several armed home invasions within a radius of 3 miles of the home in HUGO.wonder will the Lenoir county CSI team figure it out.stay tuned to WITN for daily updates.
  • by Andrea Location: Kinston on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    I know Martez and have known him for many years. I feel he was with the wrong person at the wrong place and the wrong time. I'm not saying he is completely innocent, even though I would like to think so, but he is a sweet, polite, and caring young man. Our youth are just so vulnerable to this world. I love this young man as if he was my own and will still do anything I can for him. Just please don't judge him based on this, you never know what the circumstances are.
  • by MC Jamal Location: mean streets on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    Boys trying to make a living now you got two more people on unemployment.
  • by Confused Location: Kinston on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:08 AM
    Ok, so in the report it says they can't release the 16 year olds name because he's a juvenile BUT they post his picture as if no one will recognize him! I'm not understanding the point of this...withholding his name but showing us who he is.
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      by ANNON. on Feb 6, 2012 at 06:19 AM in reply to Confused
      TO CONFUSED, CAN YOU NOT READ. IT HAS THE 16 YO NAME IN THE PAPER AS WELL. THAT WOULD BE WHY HIS PICTURE IS IN THE PAPER ALSO.
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      by Eagle Eye on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:50 AM in reply to Confused
      You may want to read the article and not just look at the pictures... They released the 16 year olds name...
  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:12 PM
    it should be 1865 again
  • by shonuff on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:03 PM
    Bet those three children under the age of 10 will be allowed to stay with good old mom and her flavor of the month. Shame on our system.
  • by LCR Location: ENC on Feb 5, 2012 at 02:50 PM
    Once again, we are seeing these stories pop up everyday...16 year old with a 28 year old and small kids in the home with weapons and drugs!!! What is wrong with our society? It's obvious they were not looking out for the best interest of the kids, guess that's why in my profession I am seeing more and more kids taking out of homes and placed in foster care!! I feel so sorry for kids living this way!!
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