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Man suspected in armed robberies in three counties

Posted July 14, 2011

— A 22-year-old man faces charges in connection with armed robberies in Cumberland, Harnett and New Brunswick counties, according to authorities.

Fayetteville police arrested Antonio Damonte Livingston Wednesday night after stopping a car matching one involved in a robbery in Harnett County, police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said. Ohat officers found a handgun and other evidence in the car connected to the earlier robbery.

Fayetteville police charged Livingston with carrying a concealed weapon and handed him over to the custody of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

The driver, 16-year-old Cheynne Baker, received a citation for driving without a valid license and was released to a relative. Investigators determined that a third person in the car didn't have anything to do with the robbery.

Livingston had an outstanding warrant for robbery with a dangerous weapon in New Hanover County, MacRoberts said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office was also searching for Livingston in connection with the robbery and beating of a deliveryman for China King restaurant on Walter Reed Road in Fayetteville, spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.

When the 31-year-old deliveryman approached 3268 Reno Drive, one man opened the door of the mobile home, and a second man pushed him from behind into the home, Tanna said. The men repeatedly punched the deliveryman and stole his cash, cell phone and car. The deliveryman managed to get to a nearby home and call for help.

Investigators determined the mobile home is vacant.

Livingston was released from prison last June after serving three years for common-law robbery, receiving a stolen vehicle and being an inmate in possession of a weapon, according to state Department of Correction records.

While in prison, he was cited for 23 infractions, including four for a sexual act, fighting and involvement with a gang.


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  • carroln Jul 21, 2011

    Habitual offender is what he needs to be charged with!

  • loprestw Jul 15, 2011

    He most likely be released from jail on an unsecured bond and then get recruited by the Police force.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jul 15, 2011

    People like this do not need to be walking the streets with normal folks.. Lock him up on a work farm. MAKE him learn how hard it is to actually have to do something productive. Keep him behind bars until he is too old to create any off-spring (If it isnt too late for that)!

  • carolinagal78 Jul 15, 2011

    What a habitual criminal! Maybe he will be locked away for a long time this time. Not that it will do any good. He had 23 infractions for 3 yrs in prison. It sounds like there isn't much hope for this guy.

  • cth1 Jul 15, 2011

    Hope this guy is locked away for a very long time!!! He obviously didn't learn his lesson and is a threat to society!!

  • Mark Hayes Jul 14, 2011

    The French had a good idea when they used to send their criminals to Devils Island of course today we just keep letting them out only to have them back at their same way of life,it's as if they know nothing they do is going to render a harsh punishment so why not do the crime and see if you can get away with it,we have a broken system.

  • dano8969 Jul 14, 2011

    With Infractions while in prison, why was he released?

  • mrlee34 Jul 14, 2011

    I don't know where New Brunswick County is...but I know what Brunswick stew is......and then if you wait about 6-8 hours after eating it....its something that rhymes with stew.

  • cpacraig Jul 14, 2011

    Where is "New Brunswick" County "(Fayetteville, N.C. — A 22-year-old man faces charges in connection with armed robberies in Cumberland, Harnett and New Brunswick counties, according to authorities.)?

  • bobbymoose2008 Jul 14, 2011

    Lock him away until he's too old to hurt anyone.