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Craigslist robbery suspects caught in Spring Lake traffic stop

Posted April 11
Updated July 19

Antwaune Rashaun Campbell, left, and Austin Devaughan Godfrey

— A robbery that began with a Craigslist ad ended Wednesday when a Spring Lake police officer stopped a speeding car and found the suspects inside.

Antwaune Rashaun Campbell, 26, of the 300 block of Blanchard Road in Sanford, and Austin Devaughan Godfrey, 24, of the 1300 block of Verlie Avenue in Spring Lake, were both charged with common law robbery. Godfrey also was charged with carrying a weapon of mass destruction and carrying a concealed weapon.

Spring Lake police said an officer saw a gray Nissan pickup truck speeding on Laketree Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. and pulled over the driver near Odell Road. Moments later, another vehicle pulled up to the officer’s patrol car, and the occupants said they had just been robbed by the men in the truck.

The alleged victims told police they had contacted the suspects through a Craigslist ad to buy a 2002 Honda Civic. They arranged a meeting at Pizza Hut on Bragg Boulevard in Spring Lake, and they showed the suspects $500 cash as a possible down payment for the Civic.

The victims told police that the suspects snatched the money and drove off. The victims followed the truck and caught up to the vehicle as it was pulled over by the officer.

Detectives said they found the cash in the truck, along with a 9mm handgun and a sawed-off shotgun.

Godfrey was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. Campbell was also held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.


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  • Jump1 Apr 11, 5:35 p.m.

    Good job by SLPD Officer's,

  • OncomingStorm Apr 11, 5:22 p.m.

    Good job, Spring Lake PD!

  • Billy the Kid Apr 11, 4:26 p.m.

    Stereotype and profile the ads for how they are written. If they cannot write or it reads like a text message, you will not be meeting very intelligent people. Also, google where you are going. That will also give you an indication or two.

  • jmrado47 Apr 11, 4:02 p.m.

    The problem we are facing today in this country is a number of very angry young men among us. These individuals are not employable, and they do not possess the necessary skills. Their only means of support is to sell drugs or commit robberies. In some neighborhoods the youth are totally turned off to modern society. We have a lost generation of young people.

  • twoods7 Apr 11, 3:15 p.m.

    "Okaayyy......you'll proboably end up shooting yourself in the leg first." - OMBAMA CARE RETURNS

    I know the 2nd Amendment is a dirty word in Liberal-land, but it's a God given Right and would rather be armed (I spend many hours a month training) than not be armed.

    The price of peace/safety is eternal vigilance...

    More people have been saved because of their being armed; it's called the 2nd Amendment.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 11, 2:42 p.m.

    I never meet anyone from a Craigslist posting, without having a couple of my equalizers with me.... View More

    — Posted by dwr1964

    Okaayyy......you'll proboably end up shooting yourself in the leg first.

  • tsquaring Apr 11, 2:10 p.m.

    That's awesome!

  • SFSOLDIER Apr 11, 1:55 p.m.

    Bright bunch of thieves, as usual.

  • blacksuv1962 Apr 11, 1:40 p.m.

    Why is the bail so low? Great job Cumberland county court system. LEO does a great job and the courts let them go.

  • rduwxboy Apr 11, 1:15 p.m.

    You never know what you might get when you answer a craigslist ad, especially the personals.