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Two arrested in attempted theater robbery

Posted October 28, 2013
Updated October 29, 2013

— Raleigh police took a man into custody Monday afternoon after a dramatic and intense two-hour standoff that ended on a local movie theater's rooftop.

Maj. Stacy Deans said the manager at Carmike 15 Cinema, at 5501 Atlantic Springs Road, found two men inside when he opened the business Monday morning at about 11:30 a.m.

Deans could not say if the suspects were armed or if they showed a weapon, but the manager was able to get away and notify an officer on patrol nearby

As police arrived, one of the men, Stanley Mark Joyner, 43, ran out the front door and was taken into custody.

The other man, Deshawn Wiggins, 31, ran back into the movie theater.

After a search of about two hours, officers pinned Wiggins down on the roof of the theater, and he surrendered.

Both men were charged with felony breaking and entering and taken to the Wake County Detention Center.

Carmike 15 was closed for most of the day but opened back up for evening screenings.


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  • 00100111 Oct 29, 2013

    Where were all of those armed people who have the right to carry a firearm that make us safer? Why, they could have taken care of this without any help at all, and probably only taken out a couple of patrons along with the perps.
    Six String

    So. Much. Derp!

  • 00100111 Oct 29, 2013

    There was no gun why would the police just shoot?... ITANIMULLI.COM

    Did you really just ask that? Police have a bad habit of just shooting whomever they see, armed, unarmed, family pet, whatever.

  • Brian Jenkins Oct 29, 2013

    He be lucky he didn't get shot and was able to walk away. mojaintsmall
    October 28, 2013 5:56 p.m.
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    There was no gun why would the police just shoot? Thats a huge problem right now in American and you are encouraging it. And what is "he be"? You be needed some school.

  • thepeopleschamp Oct 28, 2013

    "umm, I counted AT LEAST 18 RPD vehicles in your footage. Im not sure where 5 came from. That is a little overkill for the RPD"

    If it was your daughter working in the cinema at the time you be happier and less offended if only one officer showed up?

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  • beachboater Oct 28, 2013

    Sounds like a happy ending.

  • Justic4All Oct 28, 2013

    On the roof? In Durham they shoot Roof Thieves!!

  • mojaintsmall Oct 28, 2013

    He be lucky he didn't get shot and was able to walk away. mojaintsmall

  • OpenM1nd Oct 28, 2013

    "Hand over the Milk Duds!"

  • Mustange Oct 28, 2013

    the real unemployment rate is 23.3 percent, not the 7.4 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics