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.