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Accused robber found dead in Creedmoor

Posted May 28, 2009

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— A man accused of robbing a Franklinton convenience store Friday was found dead the next day, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeremy Crispell was accused of robbing the J & S Quick Stop at the intersection of N.C. Highway 96 and Long Mill Road on Friday afternoon, according to Det. Ralph Almkuist. Crispell allegedly held the store clerk and customers at gunpoint and made off with about $500.

On Saturday, Crispell was found dead in his grandmother’s yard on Suitt Store Road near Creedmoor. The cause of his death was being investigated. A preliminary report indicated that he died from a drug overdose, authorities said.


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  • itsnews2me May 29, 2009

    "Probably was robbing the store to get high."

    Attention Police Academy, we have detective material here!

  • amydavid110 May 29, 2009

    Well I think that it is obvious that most of you feel superior to this person which is probably the type alienation that created a person with a substance abuse problem. I hope that you never have to feel the pain that this family is dealing with, but in the event that you do I hope the words "what goes around comes around" and "karma" will ring in your head. God Bless this man and those who loved him, may he rest in peace.

  • wcco May 28, 2009

    didisaythat, I think you have it wrong. It's because people buy pot off of drug dealers who try to push the harder drugs on them that can cause addiction to other drugs. If pot was legal they would be buying it at the ABC store instead of from low life pushers.

  • didisaythat May 28, 2009

    You are right we do need to think about the inocent victims that could easily been hurt or killed by this persona and others with the same type of addiction. I, although, am not in the same opionion as others that it is a disease. I see the results of people with addiction everyday in my line of work and see the damage they cause strangers, family members and society. And for those that think we should legalize marijuana spend sometime with the police and how much crime stems from drug addiction. How many addicted to crack started out smoking a blunt..I bet almost all.

  • atozca May 28, 2009

    Praying for those who mourn his passing. Glad no one was physically injured during the robbery.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM May 28, 2009

    If the justice system doesn't get ya, karma does apparently

  • Go Figure May 28, 2009

    hmmm, no big surprise where he spent THAT $500. Oh well......I am sorry for his family, though.

  • gpcherokee May 28, 2009

    Before you 'cuse' me, take a look at yourself. - Eric Clapton.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 28, 2009

    I wouldn't want to give that eulogy.

  • LOC May 28, 2009

    WOW! He had issues. Probably was robbing the store to get high.