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Fayetteville police arrest suspect in attack on elderly couple

Posted April 29, 2009

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— Fayetteville police arrested Evans Jermaine Jones Wednesday afternoon. He is suspected of a robbery and knife attack on an elderly couple on Summerhill Court Tuesday.

Jones, 27, whose last known addresses are 5700 Homestead Court and 6137 Sante Fe Drive, faces two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Officers responded to 220 Summerhill Court Tuesday afternoon and found Herman Kennedy, 79,  and his wife, Anngrette Kennedy, 76, with cuts on their throats, police said.

The couple told police they met the man a few days earlier and had invited him over to their home. The case was initially reported as a home invasion, but police said the couple allowed the man into the home before the attack.

Jones stole property from the home before fleeing, police said.

The couple remained in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Wednesday. They were in stable condition.

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  • stratomaster Apr 30, 2009

    14 months into my marriage my wife was raped by a punk who had already served time for rape as a juvenile offender. Needless to say it affected our relationship and ultimately our marriage ended. Thankfully he was caught and is now serving life-plus in our prison system. That's why I say that you really don't understand why I feel the way I do unless you've been in my or anyone else's shoes who has suffered at the hands of a criminal. And in case you're wondering, I don't have any sympathy for rapist or child molesters. They should be dealt with immediately and severly.

  • alx Apr 29, 2009

    When this guy goes to trial, his defense lawyer will paint him as a victim. Our society as a whole seems to have abandoned personal responsibility. This act is worthy of the death penalty. However, there will be some who plead for this guy's release.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Apr 29, 2009

    ... I suggest you get a gun put on your chest at an ATM while you're getting out YOUR OWN money out that you WORK for, and have some coward force you into handing it over. It happened to me, and I can say, it's NO FUN, and it makes you VERY FRUSTRATED, no ANGRY with our lenient government and laws.I'm sure the same coward that did this to me did it to someone else. Somehow if this happened to you... I think it may change your mind...

  • Coach K is still GREAT Apr 29, 2009

    stratomaster, are you also advocating vigilante justice, which ignores the U.S. justice system? And, personally, I think it's more valuable, helpful and effective to elicit peace when possible...instead of just a cowboy mentality. It's leading with your head not your chin...

    dws, the opinions here, that we shirk our values & laws and just administer our own justice, are paralleled by our previous POTUS and his party. It's relevant if we want to stop this sort of "might makes right" mentality at the expense of what we stand for as a country.
    hereandnow99
    April 29, 2009 4:33 p.m.
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    Vigilante justice may not be the answer, but it does sound GREAT in this case. He has a previous record... why is this guy out? B/C our justice system beleives in 2nd and 3rd chances. Well, no thank you. Take him out of ours AND his misery. This guy is a life long criminal. He'll never change b/c all he knows to do is be a CRIMINAL. I hope something like this never happens to you...

  • stratomaster Apr 29, 2009

    hereandnow99 - You're heading down that road of demonizing those who disagree with you. I don't advocate vigilante justice but sometimes we need to get a backbone and deal with evil people instead of ringing our hands and trying to reason with them. American society is in the process of producing a generation of people who will not appreciation the price of freedom and will be too gutless to stand up and protect themselves and their loved ones. They'll try to reason with the invaders who are burning their houses down, raping their women and enslaving their children. BTW-have you ever been the victim of a heinous crime?

  • dws Apr 29, 2009

    "dws, the opinions here, that we shirk our values & laws and just administer our own justice, are paralleled by our previous POTUS and his party. It's relevant if we want to stop this sort of "might makes right" mentality at the expense of what we stand for as a country."

    then stick to the law and leave past, present and future politics out of it.....

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 29, 2009

    stratomaster, are you also advocating vigilante justice, which ignores the U.S. justice system? And, personally, I think it's more valuable, helpful and effective to elicit peace when possible...instead of just a cowboy mentality. It's leading with your head not your chin...

    dws, the opinions here, that we shirk our values & laws and just administer our own justice, are paralleled by our previous POTUS and his party. It's relevant if we want to stop this sort of "might makes right" mentality at the expense of what we stand for as a country.

  • christineswisher Apr 29, 2009

    Amen, stratomaster!

  • dws Apr 29, 2009

    "Fortunately, this mentality was voted down last November,"

    give me a B-R-E-A-K.....politics does not come into play here

  • Tired Of Excuses Apr 29, 2009

    This story sickens me.
    What a pathetic excuse for a man to prey on an elderly couple like this.
    All the more reason to have a gun, because of situations and people like this.

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