FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man is facing multiple charges for vehicle thefts and business burglaries after getting caught following an incident where he crashed a stolen vehicle into a house Friday night, police said.
Jermaine Abdul Bean, 32, of 5213 Butternut Drive, is accused of stealing a vehicle from outside a convenience story just after 7 p.m. Friday.
Police said that Bean was loitering outside the store and then stole a 2008 Ford Fusion that a woman had left running as she went into the convenience store.
Bean drove the vehicle into a neighborhood behind the store. The victim saw him drive towards Sherman Drive, part of a neighborhood in the area, and called her family that lived on the same road.
Family members saw Bean driving on Sherman Drive and tried blocking his escape path with another vehicle. At that point, Bean lost control of the car and crashed into a home located at 106 Sherman Drive. He then got out of the car and attempted to run away, but family members of the victim were able to detain him until police arrived, authorities said.
Residents were inside the home located that was hit by the car, but they were not injured.
Detectives with the property crimes unit of the Fayetteville Police Department had been looking for Bean for another theft of a motor vehicle that occurred on June 3 from the parking lot of the Ramsey Food Mart located at 2910 Ramsey St.
Bean was also being sought for a business burglary that occurred at It’s Fashion located at 3650 Ramsey St. on June 10.
Bean is facing two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run, and driving with a revoked license. Bean also had active warrant for felonious breaking & entering, felonious larceny and possession of stolen goods. Bean is considered a suspect in additional business burglaries and additional charges will be forthcoming.
Bean was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for evaluation as a result of the car crash and will be processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center once he’s released.
Anyone with information concerning the vehicle thefts or business burglaries is asked to contact Detective A. Dickinson with the FPD at (910) 709-7812 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).