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Man charged with arranging own home invasion

Posted October 19, 2009
Updated October 20, 2009

— A Zebulon man was charged Monday with planning to have two other men rob the home where he lives with his foster mother, police said.

Rashaad A’Keem Yarborough, 19, of 507 N. Poplar St., was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held Monday in the Wake County jail under a $50,000 bond.

Marion Palmer Yarborough, 40, and Carlton Darnell Montague, 51, both of 808 Weston St. in Raleigh, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Marion Yarborough also was charged with assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Marion Yarborough, who is Rashaad Yarborough's uncle, was being held Monday under a $100,000 bond, while Montague was being held under a $75,000 bond.

Zebulon officers responded to a reported home invasion at 507 N. Poplar St. at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and found Gladerene Pretty, 64, unharmed but visibly shaken, police said. Pretty told police that Rashaad Yarborough, her foster son, was outside the house when two masked people approached him, brandished a handgun and forced him inside. The robbers held Pretty and Yarborough at gunpoint and took cash, jewelry and documents from the home before fleeing in a nearby vehicle, she told police.

Investigators determined that Rashaad Yarborough planned the home invasion with the two robbers, police said. His two accomplices were arrested in Raleigh, where most of the stolen cash, jewelry and other stolen items were recovered, police said.

State Department of Correction records show that Montague was sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for two counts of second-degree murder in Wake County. It's unclear when he was released from prison.

DOC records also show that Marion Yarborough was released from prison in April after serving 14 months for common-law robbery. He has spent nearly 12 of the past 22 year in prison for various convictions, including armed robbery, felony breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon.


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  • thefunkydrummer Oct 20, 2009


  • Ferguson Oct 20, 2009

    It is so wonderful to know that our hard earned tax dollars are being utilized so successfully to rehabilitate career criminals in the penal system, so that when they are released they exhibit the same stupid behavior and to happily reach out to the younger generation as well.

  • tabi27830 Oct 19, 2009

    i agree race card.. why does every poplar street have to be so dangerous?

  • makeitright Oct 19, 2009

    and they want to let more idiots that have been sentenced to life in prison out.. here is a prime reason why not to. AND why is this guy out on the streets? Hang these judges

  • onyourheels2 Oct 19, 2009

    he's lucky they didn't cut his left ear off.

  • esprg Oct 19, 2009

    These men already served sentences and they were released and still committing crimes, scary to know that soon 20 violent offenders will be released wonder have they learned their lesson like these fine upstanding men here.

  • lilreno is in the wind Oct 19, 2009

    That is one usless piece of dung!

  • mrnuckinfutz Oct 19, 2009

    I bet his momma is real proud to call him her son

  • ladyinblue72 Oct 19, 2009

    Just goes to show what happens when people get sentenced to life in prison but don't actually serve it...Guess rehabing people still works, huh??

  • angora2 Oct 19, 2009

    Sad .. they look so upstanding and businesslike too.