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Knightdale police credit neighbors for teen's arrest in robbery

Posted September 15, 2014

Timone Dantevielle Perry

— Police in Knightdale are crediting neighbors for the quick arrest of a teenager accused of robbing a Raleigh man at gunpoint just before noon Monday.

Brian Bowman, communications director for the Town of Knightdale, said that residents called police after seeing the teen running down Lynwood Avenue after he allegedly stole the victim's phone.

Several people called police, Bowman said, and officers were able to capture the suspect about a third of a mile from the crime scene.

Timone Dantevielle Perry, 17, of 1002 Craftway Court, Knightdale, was jailed on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stealing the man's cellphone.

The victim, authorities said, was in the area looking for scrap metal.

Police Chief Jason Godwin said officers are "immensely grateful" for the assistance.

"They were paying attention and spoke up when something looked wrong," he said. "We were able to catch the suspect and find the weapon much more quickly because of their help."


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  • Brian Jenkins Sep 16, 2014

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    Cops respond to crime, they dont prevent it. They have no duty to protect anyone per the Supreme Court. Cops are nothing more than people who generate revenue and do paperwork after they RESPOND to a crime thats already happened.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Sep 16, 2014
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    Great! I figure about 20 years should get his attention. Now that won't happen because he is a nice boy who wants to be a minister and he will stay on the street until he actually shoots someone.

  • cybertazet Sep 16, 2014

    About time Knightdale Police did something. I have lived in this area for 20 years and this town is been on a steady decline for that entire time. This town as become a garbage dump. The parents wont be a parent and the police (Wake Cty deputies and Knightdale PD) go into hiding when the sun goes down. I know that to be true because I have seen it with my own eyes. They love to hide behind the church or the Eastern Wake FD or behind the Family Dollar. Meanwhile these sorry kids are running over the town.

  • Anita Woody Sep 15, 2014

    And the victim was just in the area looking for scrap metal? Yeah right.

    The kid I'll be out on the street again in days. Sounds like the police should be keeping an eye on this victim just out looking for scrap metal.

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  • Barbara Sossomon Sep 15, 2014
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    Nothing. They want it ALL, but they do not feel that they should have to work for it. They thing that they are all bad. Well, hope he is BAD enough in jail.

  • USMC Vet Sep 15, 2014

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    Many copy what they see. Garbage in, garbage out. Obviously too much garbage is flowing in nowadays...WAYYY too much!!!

  • USMC Vet Sep 15, 2014

    That a teen can get a firearm shows how deeply US society's moral compass has sunk.
    Blessed he didn't hurt anyone, but by and large, MOST parents have to wake up, step in and stop this!!!

  • stymieindurham Sep 15, 2014

    That's the way it should be done!!!

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 15, 2014
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    What goes on in the heads of these kids?