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Durham man sought on robbery, kidnapping charges

Posted April 8, 2010

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— Police are searching for a Durham man wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges.

De’Arngre Tryvon Kelley, 18, of Elizabeth Street, robbed two people at gunpoint around 12:40 a.m. on March 21 in the parking lot of a McDonald’s, at 102 W. Morgan St., Durham police said Thursday.

The victims – a man and a woman – told officers they were in the parking lot when three men approached them and robbed them of cash, jewelry and cell phones.

Kelley, who also goes by the name DeAndre Kelly, is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of felony conspiracy.

James Antonio “J.B.” Brown Jr., 20, of Foxridge Crescent, was arrested last month and charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, one count of felony conspiracy and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in this case.

Anyone with information on Kelley’s whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4935, ext. 29416 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • OrdinaryCitizen Apr 9, 2010

    Kidnapping along with robbery, that is one crime that is out of control. I know some have it bad but at the age 18-20 there are opportunities to avoid this. I guess drugs are the reason???