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Suspect in multiple shootings surrenders after standoff with law enforcement


A teenager wanted in two recent shootings was taken into custody last week after a brief standoff with law enforcement officers.

Kayden LeCharles Trice surrendered himself without incident on the morning of Wednesday, June 19 after officers from several agencies converged on his home at 721 Center Avenue in Burlington.

According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, the 19-year-old black male was wanted for his suspected involvement in a drive-by shooting that took place along Burlington’s Spence Street on May 28.

Kayden LeCharles Trice

In addition, Burlington’s police department had identified Trice as the presumed culprit in a shooting on April 14 that left a 17-year-old female hospitalized after shots rung out along Vanderbilt Court.

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According to the sheriff’s office and the Burlington police department, the two agencies converged on Trice’s home last Wednesday in the company of agents from the ATF and the State Bureau of Investigation. Their arrival was initially met without a response – despite their clear identification as law enforcement and noticeable signs of movement inside the dwelling.

In the end, the sheriff’s crisis negotiator got one of Trice’s relatives to contact the suspect on the phone and convince him to give himself up. At that point, Trice surrendered without a fight. It apparently took some additional persuasion to compel four other individuals, including two juveniles, to exit the dwelling before the officers and agents were able to conduct an authorized search of the premises.

This search reportedly yielded five firearms – including one that was stolen and another that had been illegally modified. Also seized in the search was a small amount of marijuana and some stolen credit cards.

In light of these discoveries, the sheriff’s office has charged Trice with three felonies for the possession of a stolen firearm, the possession of a “weapon of mass destruction,” and the possession of burglary tools. He also faces two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor violation for failing to appear in court.

Meanwhile, Burlington’s police department has filed additional charges against Trice for his alleged escapades on April 14. These charges include felonies for the possession of a weapon of mass destruction and assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and the infliction of serious injury. The department has also charged him with going armed to the terror of the public.

Trice has been jailed without bond since his arrest.

Also apprehended in the same operation was Ben Benduce Fayette, an 18-year-old black male from 3715 Parliament Road in Roanoke, Virginia. According to the sheriff’s office, Fayette is accused of the possession of a stolen firearm as well as a weapon of mass destruction. His bond has been set at $50,000.

Ben Benduce Fayette


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