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Four charged in break-in at burned-out Raleigh bar

Posted February 14, 2013

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— Four men were charged Thursday with breaking into a downtown Raleigh bar that was destroyed by fire in December, according to arrest warrants.

Warrants allege that the men broke into the Hibernian Pub, at 311 Glenwood Ave., on Tuesday and tried to steal 20 debit and credit cards and two bottles of alcohol.

Investigators say Derrick Jermaine Shipman, 20, of 4304 Presley Court in Raleigh, Ash-Mar Quadir King, 21, of 4824 Leafcrest Court in Raleigh, Marc Allen Cooper, 46, of Clover, S.C., and Julius Matthew Dickens, 25, of 3143 Calvary Drive in Raleigh, were arrested at the scene after police got a call about a break-in in progress.

They were each charged with breaking and entering, attempted larceny and resisting a public officer. Shipman faces additional charges of being a fugitive from another state, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny.

Shipman was being held Thursday in the Wake County jail under a $201,500 bond, King and Cooper under $25,000 bonds and Dickens under a $15,000 bond.

The popular bar in Raleigh's Glenwood South building is in the rebuilding process after flames ripped through it on the day after Christmas in what appeared to be a grease fire. 

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  • Relic Feb 15, 5:33 p.m.

    "+1 on that. Attractive nuisance."

    Wow. Nice logic. Do you just assume that rape victims had it coming by the way they were dressed, too? They still had to break in so what did it matter if there had been a fire or not? I tire of people nowadays just blowing off criminal actions by looking for the fault of the victim and saying "Ah, they had it coming." Which is why it's almost impossible to get 12 honest people together on a jury to convict anyone. They're all too jaded and listen to the defense attorney try to place the blame on the victim. INCONCEIVABLE!

  • chivegas Feb 15, 11:26 a.m.

    "WHY were there still credit/debit cards and alcohol inside? Seems that should have all been removed after the fire."

    +1 on that. Attractive nuisance.

  • Terkel Feb 15, 11:24 a.m.

    "Ash-Mar"?

  • computer trainer Feb 15, 9:11 a.m.

    You know, we are probably already paying for them, so at least if they are off the streets, they will not be out robbing people.

  • Scubagirl Feb 15, 9:07 a.m.

    WHY were there still credit/debit cards and alcohol inside? Seems that should have all been removed after the fire.

    Glad they are off the streets,

  • lec02572 Feb 15, 8:49 a.m.

    Can we get these guys on dumbest criminals?

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 15, 8:33 a.m.

    A few more off the street that the tax payers will keep up.