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Man pleads guilty to robbery in soldier's slaying

Posted December 8, 2010

— One of four men charged with killing a Fort Bragg soldier outside a local nightclub two years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery charges in the case.

Roy Lee Hawk, 22, of Vaughn Road in Fayetteville, pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. He will be sentenced later, when he faces up to 84 years in prison.

Spc. Sergio Sanchez, 22, of Anniston, Ala., was just back from a tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed outside Sharky's Cabaret on April 12, 2008.

Witnesses said Sanchez was outside the club, talking on his cell phone, when he came upon several men robbing three other soldiers in a parking lot off Blue Street. They said a gunman approached Sanchez from behind and shot him in the neck at close range.

Fayetteville police detectives followed up leads in Cumberland, Lee and Harnett counties for weeks until a Crime Stoppers tip led them to four men suspected of committing robberies in Sampson County.

James Anthony Carr, 26, of David Park Lane in Roseboro, Jeriamiah Markee Clark, 18, of Claudes Drag Road in Roseboro, and Terrance L. Roberts, 20, of Woody Pine Lane in Salemberg, also have been charged in the case.

Carr is believed to be the gunman who shot Sanchez, and prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against him.


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  • didisaythat Dec 8, 2010

    GG1979 said everything I was thinking so I will just say we need to demand these criminals and the others like them held accountable for their actions. We need to stop making excuses for their actions and punish them severely. Obviously in most murder cases and absolutely this case the death penalty is appropriate. Don't care about the color of the victim or the suspect...Makes no differnce except to the people trying to get off death row.

  • Gg1979 Dec 8, 2010

    I’m a very PROUD Veteran and this article makes my blood hot. This scum could have had money just like the Young MEN they where robbing. All you had to do was go in the Military, go to school get a trade, or get a job! Instead you picked up a gun or stole it to do this. I’m sick of your excuses, I’m black, my parents left me, etc. Excuses are just another lie! I’m all for the firing squad, hanging, chain gang etc. Yes before someone get it in your mind that I prejudice I’m not. They killed him as if they where the firing squad so let’s not waste any time, as for hanging they had no mercy, and the warden is not out welcoming people to prison so the chain gang is fitting for criminals. The Bible had death penalty so I’m for it! Oh, yea I forgot so that people don’t want to hear about the Bible oh well I’m not trying to be politically correct. Yes! I’m a proud American (Black, African, etc); I can trace my roots on all sides to the 1840’s. Too many of our

  • airbornemonty Dec 8, 2010

    These punks are too frightened to go and fight the real enemy in Afghanistan so they murder a soldier by shooting him in the back of the neck.

    I suppose at the trial they will claim they come from disfunctional families and I say none of them are worth the oxygen they breath.

  • Gg1979 Dec 8, 2010

    As a American VETERAN! This makes me very ANGRY! They could have and should have been in the MILITARY just like these YOUNG MEN than you would have had some money! Or GET A JOB that would be to easy. I'm a fan of CHAIN GANGS, HANGING, FIRING SQUADS. Before someone get on here talking about I a racist I'M A VERY PROUD BLACK AMERICAN! The majority of our ancestor's worked very hard for trash like this to have the freedom of education which would make life better but this scum takes the easy road! My opinions is the warden is not out there welcoming you to prison and the death penalty was in the Bible oh yea! I forgot we don't want the Bible in America.

  • pamelaworley1969 Dec 8, 2010

    ughhh more trash. it would be so much easier to get off your sorry azzes and get a job, the world owes you nothing !! sad day you trash took the life of an innocent man who helped to protect you. I say we pack the four of them up and send them to iraq and let them do with them whatever they wish or if we gonna keep their sorry azzes here give them the death penalty, i think they have had free rides long enough !!

  • james18 Dec 8, 2010

    more candidates for death row, take a number and get in line!