Category Archives: Felons Behaving Badly

Craigslist robbery and murder

Be careful when using Craigslist

An 18-year-old Durham man has been charged in connection with a fatal attempted robbery that happened Tuesday night on Pebblestone Drive in Durham, police said.

Eighteen year old young man goes to buy a phone he found on Craigslist and the guy “selling” it shoots him.

The victim doesn’t appear to have any criminal record.

Suspect

The suspect even managed to shoot himself in the process.

(Suspect), 18, of Raleigh, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Hood also suffered a gunshot wound during the attempted robbery, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Authorities said Wednesday that Hood’s injury was self-inflicted and that one gun was recovered from the scene.

Sadly, the wound will not prove fatal.

Someone needs to explain to me how this suspect got probation for a previous 2nd degree kidnapping charge along with the Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was convicted only 14 months prior to the murder. He should have still been in prison.

I hope that the judge and the prosecutor are happy with the outcome.

Robbing the Sonic

Sometimes your own employee sells you out.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Sonic fast-food restaurant in Cumberland County, including one of the store’s employees.Officials said two men entered the back door of the restaurant on Bragg Boulevard Friday around 10:30 p.m. wearing masks. The pair had a small handgun and demanded money from employees.

The suspects fled on foot and tried to get to a getaway vehicle parked across the street from the restaurant.

After further investigation, police arrested Sonic assistant manager 28-year-old (Suspect 3) and charged him with felony aid and abet armed robbery and felony conspiracy.

It makes sense to consider who you hire very carefully.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Suspect 3

Perhaps they were unaware that they had hired a man with two convictions for Common Law Robbery and had served almost 4 years in prison for felony child abuse.

Even the cars are gunning for felons in Durham

I’ve joked about the “Felon Seeking Bullets” in the past. It’s strange how often bullets just happen to hit felons more often than would ordinarily be the case if they were fired at random. But I had no idea that the cars in Durham were randomly hitting felons as well.

Durham police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a Durham bicyclist Saturday night on North Roxboro Street north of Chateau Road near the Old Farm neighborhood.

Officers were sent to the call shortly before 8:30 p.m. They found a man lying in the southbound lanes of North Roxboro Street. A damaged bicycle was located nearby. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the man as (Victim), 56, of Durham.

Here’s the victim’s criminal record.

Victim

He only got out of prison in June after serving a little over 6 years on two counts of First Degree Burglary and two of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. So he was convicted of what in other states is called “Home Invasion.”

§ 14-51.  First and second degree burglary.

There shall be two degrees in the crime of burglary as defined at the common law. If the crime be committed in a dwelling house, or in a room used as a sleeping apartment in any building, and any person is in the actual occupation of any part of said dwelling house or sleeping apartment at the time of the commission of such crime, it shall be burglary in the first degree. If such crime be committed in a dwelling house or sleeping apartment not actually occupied by anyone at the time of the commission of the crime, or if it be committed in any house within the curtilage of a dwelling house or in any building not a dwelling house, but in which is a room used as a sleeping apartment and not actually occupied as such at the time of the commission of the crime, it shall be burglary in the second degree. For the purposes of defining the crime of burglary, larceny shall be deemed a felony without regard to the value of the property in question. (1889, c. 434, s. 1; Rev., s. 3331; C.S., s. 4232; 1969, c. 543, s. 1.)

None of this means he should have been run over in the street, but I’d be interested to know how the incident occurred.

The real War on Women

Outside the Beltway this is what an actual war on women looks like.

Two Goldsboro men have been charged with sexual assault in Smithfield after they posted the attack online, according to police chief Michael Scott.

Investigators think the men may have used a date rape drug to sexually assault a 26-year-old woman they met at a party on Sept. 5. The woman called police after viewing the assault on a social media site, Scott said in a press release.

And what sort of person thinks it’s a good idea to drug and rape a woman, film it, and then post the video on “a social media site”?

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Just exactly the people you think would do something like this.

Hiding a gun in her weave

I had no idea that long hair was so versatile.

A woman arrested during a raid on a downtown Raleigh nightclub faces additional charges after authorities at the Wake County Detention Center found a gun in her hair weave after her arrest.

And who carries a gun in her weave?

Suspect

Yet the gun haters want to blame people like you and me for “gun violence.”

Shining lasers at helicopters

Who does this?

A federal grand jury in Raleigh indicted a Brunswick County man Wednesday on a charge that he intentionally aimed a laser pointer at a helicopter in flight.

Blinding pilots while they’re flying an aircraft is just stupid

Suspect

He seems to have a problem following the law.

Stealing checks from a trucking company

I’m not sure this was a well thought out crime.

A Raleigh man remained in jail on $75,000 bail on Wednesday following his arrest on charges of forging and cashing $14,500 worth of checks stolen from a small Wake County trucking company.

How did he think he was going to get away with it?

Suspect

I guess that 8 months he spent in prison didn’t teach him anything.

Woman stands her ground against domestic violence

Here’s your feel good story of the day.

Johnston County prosecutors have dismissed a second-degree murder charge against a woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.

Assistant District Attorney Paul Jackson said Tuesday that evidence showed Crystal Turner, 27, of Princeton, acted in self-defense when she stabbed (“Victim”*) in the neck early Sunday morning.

“In this case, the state has an affirmative duty to disprove any claim of self-defense, and the evidence in this case strongly supports Crystal Turner’s claim that she was defending herself,” Jackson said in a statement.

Investigators found that the couple had been drinking and that (“Victim”) hit Turner multiple times in the face with a closed fist during an argument.

The argument moved outside the home, Jackson said, where (“Victim”) threw a grill with hot coals at Turner, burning her.

This is a hard one to write about as there’s no shorthand for “Dude who got what he deserved, so I’m going to have to refer to him as “Victim” with the deliberate scare quotes.

“Victim”

The woman who defended herself does not appear to have any sort of criminal record in North Carolina, while the “Victim” has quite a few charges. The story says that the “Victim” was recently convicted of assaulting the woman, though that’s not included in the database.

This looks like a classic case of Stand Your Ground. I wonder if the SYG hating media will try to attack her? Where are the usual race mongering agitators? They might not like it, but this is why we worked so hard to pass the enhanced Castle law in NC which includes the “no duty to retreat” law.

Why does he live in a homeless shelter?

Aren’t we supposed to feel charitable towards the homeless?

Police have charged a man who lives at a Wake County homeless shelter with 21 counts of breaking into or entering cars and 18 counts of misdemeanor larceny during one night in August.

What sad path led him to living in a homeless shelter?

Suspect

Maybe no one else wants him to live with them.

He has a terrible history

One of the more repugnant crimes

Police charged a Rocky Mount resident Tuesday with sex crimes involving a child between September 2007 and December 2009.

They said a child under 13 was involved.

Read his criminal record.

Suspect

You have to go all the way to the bottom to see the felony charge, but to get there you have to scroll past a whole lot of abuse towards women. People who abuse one person they have power over will abuse others they get power over.