Three charged in home invasion

By: By Chris Berendt -

Three men have been charged in connection with a home invasion on Ira B. Tart Road in northern Sampson, one of whom was linked to a Hayes Mill Road invasion just two weeks ago.

The charges come in the wake of a lengthy investigation into the incident on 1624 Ira B. Tart Road, which occurred Aug. 23.

Following the arrest of Jonquil Jalen Carroll, 21, of 127 Nicole Lane, Clinton, in connection with a Sept. 3 home invasion on Hayes Mill Road at the beginning of this month, sheriff’s authorities promised more arrests and charges would come.

On Monday, they did.

Further investigation yielded charges against Carroll in the Ira B. Tart Road invasion, as well as warrants against two more suspects in connection with that Aug. 23 incident, during which suspects reportedly entered the residence, forcibly robbing victims.

Warrants were obtained on both Quadarius Raquin Webb, 18, of 507 S. Washington Ave., Dunn, and DeMarco Shaquille Crowell, 20, of 7059 Timothy Road, Dunn, for one count of breaking and entering, one count of burglary, three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of kidnapping.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, investigators received information that Webb was at his Dunn residence and investigators from Sampson County, along with the Dunn Police Department, responded to the address, located the suspect and took him into custody. Similar information was received that Crowell was at his Timothy Road residence, and he was apprehended the same day.

Webb and Crowell were placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $1.5M bond apiece. Carroll remains behind bars under $3M bond.

Carroll was previously charged with first-degree burglary, four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, as well as four counts of kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Those charges were brought following the invasion at 3268 Hayes Mill Road, Godwin, in the early-morning hours Thursday, Sept. 3, in which four victims were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint, two of them kidnapped and assaulted further before being released.

When deputies arrived at the address, two victims stated they and two other friends were inside the residence “when three unknown black males forcibly entered the front door of the residence and held them at gunpoint,” previous information from the Sheriff’s Office stated.

During that incident, the victims — there were four ranging in age from 17-20, according to reports — said they were assaulted and robbed of personal property, including cell phones, cash and a gold Chevy Impala. When the suspects left the residence they forced the two victims inside the Impala and fled the scene. The suspects later assaulted the victims further and then freed them, investigators said.

Deputies were able to obtain enough information from the victims to put out an informational bulletin to other law enforcement agencies, including details about the suspect vehicle.

The Mount Olive Police Department subsequently located the suspects driving the stolen vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 117, just north of N.C. Hwy. 55. The suspects were stopped and detained by Mount Olive Police until Sampson County Sheriff’s investigators could arrive.

To date, Carroll has been the only suspect charged in that case.

However, sheriff’s officials noted Monday there are still more charges expected.

“This is again a good example of the hard work and dedication investigators have for the citizens they serve,” Sheriff Jimmy Thornton stated. “These investigators have worked non-stop to ensure these suspects are brought to justice.”

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Link established between two incidents

By Chris Berendt




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