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Four arrested in Garner Food Lion robbery

Posted May 7, 2008
Updated April 13, 2009

— Garner police arrested four Raleigh men Tuesday evening and charged them with robbing a Food Lion at 7971 Fayetteville Road.

Those arrested were:

  • Wayne Tyrone Eason, 19, of 566 E. Martin St.
  • Jason Larto Small, 23, of 1226 Rosa Lane
  • Camonti Lashae Ryles, 25, of 2001 Red Quartz Drive
  • Terry Frederick Strange, 30, of 8417 Camellia St.

Police charged the men with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Eason and Small each received a $1 million bond. Ryles was held on $600,000. Strange was also charged with one count of possession of cocaine and was held on $603,000.

Police responded to the armed robbery call at 9:27 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police reports, two armed men entered the store wearing nylon masks over their faces, displayed a handgun and knife and forced employees to open the cash registers and safe.

The suspects then left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. A K-9 team was called in as police, assisted by the Wake County Sheriff's Department, searched the area around the shopping center.

A short time later, Garner police received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Donmoor Court, off Mechanical Boulevard. A witness described four men abandoning the vehicle there.

Investigators circled the area and found two of the suspects in the parking lot of the Days Inn Hotel, 3901 S. Wilmington St. Police identified two more suspects leaving the hotel and, after a short foot pursuit, took both of them into custody, authorities said.

Police said they found money and a handgun believed to have been used in the robbery in the suspects’ hotel room.

Police were working with other law enforcement agencies to identify any links to other area robberies. All four suspects were in the Wake County Jail as of Wednesday morning.


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  • knbwz May 8, 2008


    u can't be that ignorent, blacks do not commit more crimes, true our ratio is outrageous but there are more white people in america, their are more wealthy whites, more on assistance,and a lot that commit crimes, do your research,

  • beachboater May 8, 2008

    "All four suspects were in the Wake County Jail as of Wednesday morning."

    Maybe they will try to rob the guy who slides their grits under the door.

    They are where they belong. Good job boys in blue.

  • dlb800 May 8, 2008

    The problem is that we (those who work for money and pay taxes) obviously didn't pay enough in taxes so that these guys didn't have to go rob a Food Lion.

    We cause criminals because we don't pay enough in taxes, right?

  • Corvus May 7, 2008

    Makes you wonder how many of them are on probation. I bet 3 out of the 4 are on probation in Wake County.

  • s.wake.co May 7, 2008

    Wonder if anyone is keeping tabs on how many of each race are committing crimes like this? We often hear the outrage of the disproportionate number of blacks in our prisons and jails. Well, it seems to me 9 times out of 10 the criminals in crimes like this are black. I would be the first to berate unbalanced and unfair prosecution of criminals based on race, but my goodness, if blacks would stop committing most of our crimes there would be significantly less blacks in prison.

  • richard2 May 7, 2008

    That's a switch, every time I go to Food Lion I think I'm getting robbed!

  • Jermaniac May 7, 2008

    Oh, so I guess WRAL is going to bury this story now that we know the perps. are black.

  • Jermaniac May 7, 2008

    Oh, now I see why they didn't give their description in the article yesterday. You know, I'm realizing that more and more they will not give the description of a suspect if they are black. You see it in the paper all the time. They'll give height, weight, but not the race, unless they are white. What gives? If you don't believe me, look at the article on this story yesterday.

  • raynda May 7, 2008

    I'm not racist. I just don't like thugs. The color of their skin is incidental. It's their attitude and way of life that put them in jail.

  • raynda May 7, 2008

    See, jchelp, despite what the bleeding heart liberals might tell you, we have a thing in this country called "Freedom of Speech". Ballocks to Equal Opportunity. Ballocks to Affirmative Action! It's the campaign for realism over political correctness!