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2 Men Charged in Clayton Bank Robbery

Posted December 11, 2007

— Two men are behind bars following a bank robbery in Johnston County.

Clayton Police officers were dispatched shortly after noon to the RBC Centura Bank located at 11861 Highway 70 West near Shotwell Road in Clayton.

Bank employees told police two men robbed the bank and fled on foot into a wooded area behind a shopping center.

Minutes later, a Clayton police officer sighted a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee with two occupants at an excessive speed on the parking lot of the Amelia Village Apts. The passenger jumped from the vehicle and fled into some nearby woods, police said.

The officer chased the man identified as Derrick LaMont Massenburg, 24, into the woods and captured him at 12:58 pm.

Another Clayton officer observed the fleeing Jeep heading north on Amelia Church Road. The driver attempted to elude the officer by driving behind a store, but he later lost control of his vehicle, striking a tree.

Authorities said the driver fled on foot into the woods. A perimeter of officers was established, and nearby Clayton High School, West Clayton Elementary School and West Clayton Middle Schools were placed on temporary lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Police later captured Charles David Cain, 41, behind Matthews Motors on Highway 70. Officers transported Cain to Johnston Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, but no one else was injured.

The investigation is ongoing at this time, but both will be charged with bank robbery and other charges are being considered, yet no additional suspects are being sought at this time.

Both men listed their addresses as 312 Tryon Road in Raleigh, which is a privately-managed halfway house for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.


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  • yougottabekidding Dec 11, 2007

    The best part of the story is that they were living in a Halfway house ran by the prison system. They were halfway criminals living in a halfway house and they halfway got away but now they are all the way under arrest.

  • thepeopleschamp Dec 11, 2007

    Is anyone going to blame the police because the bad guy damaged a tree when he crashed into it? I'm not. Once again, a great job by the police.

  • svaraj38758 Dec 11, 2007

    No bigger than Clayton is (although growing), the town has a pretty good police presence.

  • bonnnie Dec 11, 2007

    Idiots! I donnot know why people continue to commit crimes. They are going to eventually get caught.

  • Panther Dec 11, 2007

    Now I know why the movie Dumb and Dumber was made, it gives these two zero’s someone to look up to! I hope the judge throws the book at them!

  • phil Dec 11, 2007

    get a job like the rest of us people

  • DayumKrazy1 Dec 11, 2007

    bad boys bad boys, whacha gonna do, whacha gonna do when they come for you?!?!?! LOL

    good for Clayton and their excellent police work...to more losers off thier streets and where they belong, JAIL!!!!!

  • JustCrazy2 Dec 11, 2007

    I can't believe they thought they would get away with this.......

  • allison842 Dec 11, 2007

    Wow, these people are smart. What are 40-year-olds doing robbing a bank anyway? GROW UP. Take some responsibility for yourselves. Glad they were caught and no one was injured besides themselves.

  • iamforjustice Dec 11, 2007

    If I was going to be a robber....I would steal all the water in Wake County...stupid to steal from banks with all the high tech cameras. How dumb can people get. I hope they rot in jail with their boyfriends named Bubba. I despise dumb people. If U gonna rob a bank at least have a plan.