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William Robert Purcell III, a UNC student and grandson of N.C. Sen. William Purcell, D-Anson, was arrested Wednesday at 2:41 a.m. at 204 Laurel Hill Road, according to Chapel Hill Police reports.

Purcell, of Laurinburg, was charged with first-degree felony burglary and misdemeanor resisting arrest and placed on $4,500 secured bond, the report states.

Purcell lives in Granville Towers South, according to the police report. Chapel Hill police officers responded to a burglary in progress, and Purcell wasn’t cooperative when answering booking questions, the report states.

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