Man arrested after The News & Observer building damaged in break-in

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) –  The intoxicated man who made his way into, and made a mess of, The News & Observer’s building early Sunday morning, has been arrested, Raleigh police said Monday.

Ethan Michael Mangum in a photo from Raleigh Police
Ethan Michael Mangum in a photo from Raleigh Police

Raleigh Police say the man was also involved in a second incident short time later First Presbyterian Church at 112 S. Salisbury St.

Raleigh Police Department detectives have charged Ethan Michael Mangum, age 23, of the 2800 block of Merrill Street in Fort Bragg in the incidents.

The unidentified man entered the building through an open door, although it’s not clear which door it was.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, the suspect entered the building, damaging property and committing acts of vandalism inside, police said.

Blood was left at the scene, which is believed to have originated from the suspect, police said. No other injuries were reported.

In connection with the incident at the newspaper, he is charged with breaking and entering, injury to a building, fence or wall and injury to personal property. In connection with the incident at the First Presbyterian Church, he is charged with breaking and entering, injury to real property and injury to personal property.

CrimeStoppers tips received as a result of media coverage that included a surveillance photo of the suspect played a significant role in Mangum’s identification.

Photo from Raleigh Police
Photo from Raleigh Police

 

 

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