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Pair charged with attempted murder in Raleigh

Posted July 4, 2012

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— Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that injured a southwest Raleigh convenience store clerk.

Traveon Shaquille Martin, 18, of 6008 Donnybrook Road in Raleigh, and Quamaine Deshawn Charmichael, 18, of 1320-A Poole Road in Raleigh, were booked on charges in connection with the June 21 shooting of Jerry Fuquay.

Hardee Parrish, who owns Hardee's Food Mart on Penny Road in southwest Raleigh, said a masked man approached Fuquay as he was closing the store, stole a bank bag and shot him.

According to arrest warrants, the bag had about $1,800 in it.

Parrish said that Fuquay, a 25-year employee, was shot in the neck and suffered nerve damage to one of his arms.

Parrish said Martin, who lives about two blocks from the store, was a frequent customer and that he knows Martin's parents.

Carmichael's father, Quamaine Carmichael, said his son and Martin are cousins and that he is thankful Fuquay was not killed.

Carmichael and Martin are charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy.

Martin also faces a charge of possession of stolen property.

They were each in the Wake County jail Wednesday under a $1 million bond.

According to the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction, Carmichael served four months in prison after being convicted in 2010 for assault on an officer and communicating threats.

The records also indicate that he was on disciplinary segregation status while in prison.


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  • housemanagercary Jul 12, 2012

    Why do we let these *particular types of repeat criminals that wral won't let me name* stay in society? If they were locked up, this wouldn't have happened and that poor man wouldn't have been shot!

  • fuquayj Jul 6, 2012

    They knew "dead" people can't identify you. He shot to kill my brother!

  • WakeForestLiving Jul 6, 2012

    what was thought process of robbing someone period.

  • blancnhen Jul 6, 2012

    and the so NOT smart award goes to......

  • Crumps Br0ther Jul 5, 2012

    They robbed a store where they were known at? Can someone from the community explain to me the thought process of these two that they would think robbing this paticular store was a good idea?

  • BottomLine Jul 5, 2012

    Nice job Wake County Sheriff Office - 2 more dirt bags - very sad they nearly put a pricetag of $1800 on the clerk. Hope they get the maximum -

  • bushido2298 Jul 5, 2012

    SO he had a history of violence, in jail and out of jail and he gets back on the street only to shoot someone??? SO how well is this system NOT working???

  • Wendellcatlover Jul 5, 2012

    I wonder if the $1800 was really worth it to these two criminals??? Prayers for a speedy recovery to Mr. Parrish.