Fayetteville State students charged in robberies
Posted November 23, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.