Two Winston-salem teens charged with breaking into 20 vehicles

Roland Wayne Pinnix III, William Gentry Bates.

Roland Wayne Pinnix III, William Gentry Bates.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two teens have now been charged after police say they broke into approximately 20 vehicles in March.

On March 28, Roland Wayne Pinnix III, 16, of Winston-Salem, was charged after police said he confessed to entering about 20 vehicles that had unlocked doors.

Nothing was taken from the vehicles in this incident.

Pinnix was charged with 20 counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle. He was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $15,000 bond.

A second suspect fled on foot, but was found and arrested on April 4.

Police have identified the second suspect as William Gentry Bates, 16, of Winston-Salem.

Bates was charged with 23 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle. He was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.

Bates’ court date is set for April 24.

13 comments

  • FaithC

    16 and these two are already on their way to a sad sorry life. I hope they get more than a slap on the wrist. If it is their first offense maybe it will be a wakeup call and they will straighten out.

  • jacksonjerry5050

    THEY NEED TO BE IN BOOT CAMP AND ALSO THEY NEED A GO KICK IN THE BUT BY THERE MOM AND DAD,! IF THAT WAS ME BACK IN THE DAY I WOULD GOT MY BUT KICK AND SENT TO BOOT CAMP HELL THEY JUST WE KILL ME!!!! KID’S TODAY DON’T HAVE RESPECT FOE NOBODY AND THE LAW JUST KEEP ON SLAPING THEM ON THE WRIST!!!!!!!

  • Beth Adams

    I know the Pinnix boy and his parents. They’ve tried everything with him, including being ordered by a judge to a camp for troubled youth. Nothing they say or do to try and help him works. Ultimately he will have to learn the hard way. He has outstanding parents though, this is no fault of theirs.

  • HammerHead

    Put these two fools into a juvenile detention center for a year! Two troubled teens who have ok parents, so let the court do its job and sentence these two to a facility for no less than a year to learn the hard way instead of being sent to prison for another crime when they are adults.

  • 2Cents

    I hope their good parents did not run down town and bail their little boys out of jail! Let them sit there in the jail with criminals much older and much bigger bad-@sses than think they are until their court date.

    A few weeks in the lock up just might be what straightens them up.

  • Anon

    I know both Trey and Will, and yes I’m disappointed in both of them, but adults don’t have any idea of how it is as a 16 year old male or female. I already know, from knowing the real Trey and Will that they think the world’s completely turned on them. Yeah they screwed up alright, but you can’t imagine what they’ve gone through. But the only thing everyone cares about is the law. Yes I understand that to an extent from everybody’s comments. Yes, they should be punished to an extent. They need someone by their side emotionally and mentally.

  • anon

    I know both Trey and Will and i love them both, they are great people who are just being guided in a bad direction. I miss them both and yeah i understand they did something wrong but like in the previous comment the have been through a lot and no one can really understand all that they have been through. Hang in there guys hope your out soon!

  • Anon.

    I went to school with Pinnix. He also dated my friend, it was bound to happen sooner or later. This is why I’m home schooled. Too much ignorance in public school.

  • jack c rumsey

    I too know trey! Him and one his friends stole some ofmy property.they also destroyed my house. It allcomes full circle:-)

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