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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Man says police busted into wrong home; wants them to pay for damage

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4/16 UPDATE: We talked with Wilmington Police Deputy Chief David Conklin today, who adamantly contends the department did not make a mistake serving a search warrant at Raymond Davis's house.

He says the department took out two warrants for the two addresses and served them at the same time.

He also said that when search warrants are requested, it's based on what they're looking for, not necessarily for who lives there.

When we asked why they were so sure they would find drugs at Davis's house - but had requested the warrant thinking David Alston lived there, he said he didn't want to argue that point.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Imagine this: you come home and find a broken door and police inside. Well that happened to Raymond Davis, who lives on 13th Street in Wilmington.

The search warrant police were serving March 17 had Davis's address, but listed another man's name. That man was 68-year-old David Benjamin Alston, who lived just a block away on 12th Street. Police searched that home as well and found Alston, but Davis says the search was only done after they first entered his home.

"When this had happened I even went to the head lieutenant of narcotics and reported this," Davis said, "and as the lieutenant that was here called him and told him yes they had hit the wrong house, the house was on the next block over at 712 12th Street not 724 13th Street."

We called the Wilmington Police Department to find out more. A spokesperson said she could not comment on camera, because Davis has a pending drug charge from the search in question. Davis says that's the other problem he'll challenge in court.

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