A Burlington teen has found himself behind bars for the alleged theft of a firearm, a felony, from a home along NC 49 in Liberty.
Taezion Jaquay Pulliam was ultimately taken into custody last Monday – more than two months after the alleged theft was reported to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff in December.
According to the sheriff’s office, the victim had initially informed deputies that a house guest had stolen two firearms when the crime was reported on December 9. Pulliam was nevertheless charged with one count of firearm larceny when he was arrested – presumably based on details that the victim had shared about the suspect.
An 18-year-old black male of 155 Goldenrod Court in Burlington, Pulliam has been placed under a $5,000 secured bond since his arrest.
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ADDENDUM – UPDATE AFTER THURSDAY EDITION: 2nd suspect charged in gun theft
In the case of the larceny of two firearms on December 9, 2021, a second suspect has also been charged with the offense, along with Pulliam.
Trevon Lamont McKinnon, black, male, 18, 926 Apple Street, Burlington was charged this
week with felony larceny of a firearm and felony conspiracy to commit larceny of a firearm, the same two charges lodged against Pulliam.
McKinnon was placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.
For Pulliam, it represents at least the third time this year the 18-year-old has been arrested.
Charges are also pending against him for assault inflicting serious bodily injury stemming from an alleged assault that took place in January.
According to a magistrate’s order filed in connection with a January 30, 2022 assault against a juvenile, who is identified in court records only as “B.A., a 16 year old juvenile,” the result of Pulliam’s assault was the victim’s “broken nose, broken jaw and skull fracture,” according to the magistrate’s order.
Pulliam’s bond for the assault was put at $250,000 unsecured.
Others also involved in January 30 assault
Another 18-year-old has also been charged in connection with the January 30, 2022 assault, according to Alamance County court records.
Nathan Myers, white, male, 18, 2114 Crescent Drive, Graham, was charged with the same offense and was placed under a $25,000 secured bond.
The sheriff’s office says others believed to be involved in the same assault against the same juvenile on that date are themselves juveniles and thus not yet publicly identified.
Myers is scheduled have his court appearance on May 11; Pulliam is scheduled to be in court in connection with the same incident on May 25.
Additional charges pending
Both Pulliam and Myers have also been charged in another case that is currently pending in Alamance County: each is charged with two misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property that allegedly took place on January 26 and one count (also a misdemeanor) of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Pulliam’s court date for these charges is listed as May 25; Myers’ court date is March 31.
Both the firearm theft and the alleged assault are being handled as felony charges, according to the sheriff’s office and court records.
Also pending against Pulliam are a 2021 felony charge of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury; date of alleged offense, February 2, 2021; he was indicted on those charges by an Alamance County grand jury on August 9, 2021, according to Alamance County court records; no bond information is listed in the court file.
His court date for those felony charges is April 4, 2022.
Also pending against Myers is a November 22, 2021 charge of driving while license revoked filed by the Elon police department. He’s due in court on March 28, 2022.
According to social media posts, Pulliam was a football player for Southern High School during the fall 2021 season.
Myers is listed as a wrestler at Southern High School, although it is unclear whether he remains a student or has since graduated.