Five face charges after fight, break-in at Raleigh home
Posted November 14, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Five people are facing multiple charges after an attempted robbery and fight at a Raleigh home on Sunday.
According to officials, two men armed with a handgun entered the home at 3224-G Shire Lane around 11:30 a.m.
Three men, two women and a toddler were in the home at the time of the break-in.
Police say a fight started between the men breaking in and the residents.
One of the intended victims, 27-year-old Henry Chavez, Jr., was shot in his left hand during the struggle and was transported to Rex Hospital for treatment.
Another man in the home gained control of a suspect's handgun and shot one suspect in his hip. Police say both of the would-be robbers were struck in their heads with a baseball bat possessed by another intended victim.
Police arrested the suspects, Evan Robert Schwepker-Thomas, 20, and Darius Dontae Mccalston, 28, when they arrived at WakeMed in Garner seeking treatment for their injuries. They also arrested Cassandra Marie Duplanti, 23, who drove the pair to the hospital.
Mccalston and Duplanti were later transported to the Wake County Detention Center, where Mccalston was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Duplanti was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Officials said Schwepker-Thomas will be charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury once he is released from the hospital.
Two of the intended victims, 37-year-old Tiffany Donelle Miller and 20-year-old Christian Michael Miller, were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following the incident. The Millers are mother and son, police said.