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Two arrested for beating elderly woman in Robeson home

Posted February 17, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

— Robeson County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that they had arrested a 16-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy for beating an elderly woman in her house on Sunday.

16-year-old woman charged in Robeson slaying 16-year-old woman charged in Robeson County beating

Authorities charged Montrexe Daytoria Blue, 16, of Orrum, with attempted first-degree murder, breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy.

She was being held on a $500,000 bond.

The 14-year-old, whose name they withheld, faces the same charges, they said.

Authorities captured them after seeing video from Orrum Middle School's surveillance camera, which is across the street from the elderly woman's house.

On Sunday, a state trooper investigating a car found in a swamp off Atkinson Road found the owner, Lola Nye, 80, badly beaten in her home about three miles away.

Nye was taken to a local hospital and was alert and able to talk to investigators, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said. She was listed in serious condition. Overnight, however, she was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, where her condition was unavailable. Duke sometimes refuses to disclose information about patients who are crime victims.

Robeson County resident Jerry Jacobs said he spotted the car around 4:30 p.m. and thought it looked like someone had ditched the vehicle there.

"The front part of the car, the wheels and the headlights, were submerged. The headlights were still on. The radio was playing," Jacobs said.

Jacobs called 911, and Trooper Kelvin Locklear responded. The driver's-side door was open, and the radio was on – playing rap music.

Locklear found the owner's name on the registration and went to check on her.

Inside the house on South Creek Road, "It was obvious something had happened because there was blood everywhere on the door entrance," Locklear said.

"She had been beaten severely," said Sealey, adding that the crime took place in Nye's home, where she lives alone. Detectives said they thought someone robbed Nye and stole her car.

Sealey said that such violence is almost unheard of in Orrum, a community of 80 people. Residents, likewise, expressed outrage at the crime.

"This is a real quiet community. We have very little crime in this community," Sealey said.

"Whoever done it – to me, they're just not people," Sherry Stephens, of Orrum, said. "They're not human – to do something like that to an elderly person."

At the Orrum General Store, town residents said Nye is a friendly, generous woman.

"She's just a good, Christian, upstanding lady in the community. Everybody loves her," Stephens said. "She's one of those people that would give you the shirt off her back and not expect it back."


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  • blairbear6 Feb 18, 2009

    did you know she posted bail... theylet that evil back out onto the streets... shame on you whoever signed her bail!

  • ShareTheRoad Feb 17, 2009

    why is the video for this crime titled "16-year-old woman charged in Robeson County slaying" ? Did Ms Nye die as a result of this beating?

  • parr4246 Feb 17, 2009

    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT......"The parents of these children will, and should, be held accountable. The parents of these children should, and probably will, be sued bigtime."

    as Grandmas used to say "You can't get blood from a turnip".....chances are these kids parents don't have much of anything......that's why they were out and up to no good.......!!!! (Robeson County is one of if not the poorest counties in the state... I know that kids that come from money sometimes screw up too but I'd almost bet my life these kids are dirt poor - don't get me wrong, that doesn't make it OK to go around beating up on old people, just saying that the parents probably don't have anything they can be sued for....)

  • parr4246 Feb 17, 2009

    Eduardo1............."Let us not be to quick to throw stones at the parents. First we do not know what time of the day the crime occurred, so the parents might think they were at church or something similar. Are these two "children" related? Do either of the "children" have both parents at home? Were the parents at work at the time? Do the "children" have any prior criminal charges? Are the "children" on any prescribed mental prescription meds? Are these "children" trying to "make-their-bones" for gang membership? Many more questions of course can be asked, but these are of few of mine. By-the-way, no matter what, both of them should be TRIED as adults"

    doesn't matter where they were thought to be or supposed to be, they were out beating an 80 year old woman and YES THE PARENTS SHOULD BE BLAMED.................!!!!!

  • green_eyes Feb 17, 2009

    This is just another example of a pathetic society where parents have lost control of their children. Stealing a car is one thing but to beat an elderly woman and leave her for dead is inexcusable. Their ages are not the issue. Treat them as adults and lock them up. Let's see how tough they are then. I hope this lady makes a full and speedy recovery.

  • WRALblows Feb 17, 2009

    "You can easily tell, from these posts, who was brought up in a strict/conservative religious household."

    You can? Then you know I was brought up in one and graduated from Liberty University in '94 during Falwell's prime. No, I'm not a Neocon anymore, nor would I wish it on my worst enemy or their household.

    Your insinuation that those without a "Fear of God" are in any way less moral than yourself is, in fact, self righteous and insulting all at the same time. Again, get over yourself.

  • Adelinthe Feb 17, 2009

    I don't care how old they are, they should be caged for life because anyone who hurts a child, a disabled or elderly person, or an animal has crossed through the thin veil of humanity into predator, and I don't believe they can be rehabilitated.

    Praying for this poor woman.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • mrlee34 Feb 17, 2009

    Typical, and so many of you complain about the right to bear arms. I bet if this was your mother you would change your mind on that stance. This poor woman didnt have a chance.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Feb 17, 2009

    LaLa-Land, you hit the nail on the head. I was going to mention the "Fear of God", but you beat me to it. 'citizen782' mentioned that all kids are not alike. That's true. The ones who didn't learn the "Fear of God", early in life, are different. You can easily tell, from these posts, who was brought up in a strict/conservative religious household. All children aren't alike. Some require more work when younger. But ALL can be taught the right way. And ALL can be taught to respect based on the "Fear of God". I really don't believe many know what the "Fear of God" fully encompasses. If they know that, then they understand the "Fear of God". You can't be told what it is. You have to be brought up under it and you would have to live it to understand it. Its something you learn over years and decades. And it can be taught to EVERY child. The children are all basically the same. Parents are where the difference comes into play.

  • BlueSkys Feb 17, 2009

    I hope the elderly lady makes a full recovery,Lord help her.