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Clayton man charged in screwdriver robbery

Posted September 19, 2010

— A Clayton man serving probation for common-law robbery has been charged with three counts of armed robbery by Raleigh police.

Kooely Antoine Horne, 34, of 109 Wimbledon Court, was also charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, three counts of failure to appear in court and a probation violation.

Horne threatened a woman with a screwdriver and stole $10 from her on Aug. 9, according to an arrest warrant.

He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $602,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

State Department of Correction records show that Horne moved to North Carolina after being convicted of felony burglary and obtaining a contraband substance by fraud in Connecticut in 2003.

Since then, he was convicted for misdemeanor breaking-and-entering and larceny in September 2009 and of common-law robbery this past July. He was given probation for those offenses.


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  • hiyadun Sep 20, 2010

    The screwdriver was probably more than the $10 he stole.

  • MommieOf3 Sep 20, 2010

    Ban guns? Why ban guns? What does that have to do with this? Our 2nd amendment rights are there to assure us that we can protect ourselves against an oppressive government, not against one another. I think we need to hang on to those rights right about now....

  • snickers27588 Sep 20, 2010

    What'd they say? He charged her $10.00 for an alcoholic drink? Wow, prices really have gone up lately!

  • Mugu Sep 20, 2010

    That is why guns should be banned in North Carolina.

  • 007KnightRider Sep 20, 2010

    He has a few loose screws.

  • map1agmachining Sep 20, 2010

    The monkey wrench wasn't available?

  • awheywego Sep 20, 2010

    We need to ban screwdrivers.

  • umop apisdn Sep 20, 2010

    What a tool.

  • slap-a-ho Sep 20, 2010

    Guess that's the last time he screws with anybody.....

  • onyourheels2 Sep 20, 2010

    i heard he was hammered