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Fayetteville State students charged in robberies

Posted November 23, 2011

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— Fayetteville police have arrested two students at Fayetteville State University in connection with a string of robberies on campus.

Darrius Jamaal George, 19, of Thomasville, and Clayvon Delonte Smith, 19, of Washington D.C., were arrested Monday in the three crimes, which happened within an hour on Nov. 8.

Police say a student was robbed while walking on campus around 9 p.m. About 45 minutes later, two men tried to rob a student in a university parking lot but ran away when a witness began yelling at the men. At 10 p.m., a student was robbed while going into a dorm room.

George is charged with one count each of common law robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Smith is charged with one count each of attempted robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

George was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under a $17,000 secured bond. Smith is out of jail on a $15,000 secured bond.

The university released a statement Wednesday afternoon commending investigators for their work in making the arrests.

"Fayetteville State University wishes to commend the Fayetteville Police and FSU Police departments for their diligent work in apprehending the suspects and assisting the FSU administration and staff with providing a safe living and learning environment for its students," a spokesman said in an email.

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  • Statick Nov 29, 2011

    "This what our tax paying dollars promote at that place. I won't call it a college because, well, just visit the place.."

    Given your history of posting without merit, I'll assume you've never visited FSU and made a judgment based on some bias you have. As for the taxes you claim to pay, I'm sure the students appreciate that 7% sales tax you pay down at the c-store.

  • Statick Nov 29, 2011

    "Will this get them kicked off the honor roll???"

    You're assuming they actually went to class. As an FSU alum, I can tell by looking at them, they didn't go to class that much, thus, the robbing of other students.

  • Rico Nov 29, 2011

    This what our tax paying dollars promote at that place. I won't call it a college because, well, just visit the place..

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 28, 2011

    ha! they'll get 4 1/2 years and be set free to do it again!

  • mfarmer1 Nov 24, 2011

    >> "What is it with Fayettevill???"

    what? this is not normal?

    If you know where this school is, I would not walk into this area it happens to be one of the highest crime areas. with some of the worst run down homes. There are more guns within the 1000 feet no gun zone here than is at jim's pawn shop.

  • airbornemonty Nov 24, 2011

    My guess is that they were studying to become politicians or lawyers or both.

  • MadBiker Nov 24, 2011

    Will this get them kicked off the honor roll???

  • cantstandya Nov 23, 2011

    Economics 101,reinvesting money back into the economy.

  • Vietnam Vet Nov 23, 2011

    What is it with Fayettevill???

  • Tug Boat II Nov 23, 2011

    I hope they spend Thanksgiving in jail, talk about Zero's!!!

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