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Five arrested for Wake County robberies

Posted May 16, 2009
Updated May 17, 2009

— Wake County sheriff’s deputies have charged five men they allege worked together in two Friday night robberies.

The first incident took place at on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh. A man said he was watching television with two friends at around 9 p.m. when three men wearing red bandannas broke down the door.

When he ran to get his gun, the victim said, his two friends hid in a closet. He said the intruders held him and the women at gunpoint before fleeing with cash and his gun.

Dominic Cortez Lottie Five charged in assault, robberies

Police said two of the victims sustained minor injuries.

About 90 minutes later, arrest warrants indicate that the men attempted to rob Sean Dane Mickens Jr., 18, at his home on Bitternut Lane in Garner. One of the intruders hit Mickens in the head with a handgun.

Mickens’ mother, Lavonne Johnson, called 911 after hearing gun shots.

“All I could see was my son bleeding and landing in the middle of the …kitchen floor in a pool of blood,” Johnson said.

Deputies set up a search in the area after the break-in was reported, and briefly blocked off a portion of Jones Sausage Road Friday night.

Deputies later caught up with the suspects driving Ford Crown Victoria.

The five men face multiple burglary, assault, kidnapping and weapons charges.

Perry Antonio Brown II, 19, Tyrone Gerard Wright, 23, and Alfonso James Knight Jr., 19, Derrick Rashad Daniels, 21, and Dominic Cortez Lottie, 19, are charged with kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with intent to kill, first-degree burglary and armed robbery.

The suspects were jailed Saturday morning in Wake County. All of the suspects, except Daniels, are being held on a $761,000 bond. He was being held on $766,000 bond.

Daniels, of Moore County, is a suspect in a third robbery earlier this week. 

According to the warrant for his arrest, Daniels forced his way into the home of some acquaintances at Lenoxplace Circle in Raleigh Monday and took $50 in cash and a computer. Garner Sgt. Chris Clayton said Daniels had been staying at the apartment, and when residents refused him entry he broke in.

Daniels faces three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of first degree burglary, one count attempted robbery with dangerous weapon, one count of conspiracy, one count of felony larceny, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying concealed gun.

According to state Department of Correction records, Lottie and Wright were on probation for offenses in Moore County at the time of the robberies in which they are charged.

DOC records show Wright was placed on probation April 15 for a conviction for common-law robbery, and Lottie got probation after conviction for possession of drugs with intent to sell on March 28.

Wright served nearly 6 months in 2005 for violating probation after being convicted twice each of larceny and motor vehicle break-in. Lottie served nearly 5 months in 2008 for receiving a stolen vehicle conviction and a violation of probation from an earlier drug conviction.

Daniels was convicted of assault in 2004 in Wake County, DOC records show.


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  • james27613 May 18, 2009

    Just watch the video, two of the young men are smiling while
    they are sitting on the curb in handcuffs.

    Wonder how many of them have prior convictions, and most important, are on PROBATION ?

    Time for NC to get tough on crime, MANDATORY 12 YEARS SOLID TIME for ANY FIREARM used in a crime. No parole, no plea deals, just solid 12 years time.

    Time spent in tent city jail, no cable tv, no a/c no fooling.
    If our US TROOPS can live in tents in Middle East, then
    tent for these criminals too.

    An education is a tool, just like a hammer, lathe or laptop pc,
    it is what you do with the education that makes you what you are.

  • Ahead of the Game May 18, 2009

    ^5 Coleen! That's how they do.

  • shoyaryt May 18, 2009

    I think you hit a nerve, Ms Coleen... of course, no one KNEW that other story existed. (heavy sarcasm)

  • skinnycow May 18, 2009

    It is kinda funny that this story has 13 comments yet the story titled, "Second suspect arrested in Four Oaks shooting death" has only two. No comments about thugs, or calling those boys animals and they killed someone. No comments about throwing the book at them. No "typical" comments about them and their demographics. If you are going to be "outraged" with crimes that criminals commit then perhaps you could include ALL criminals. Then again, I know better. It is kinda funny how folks are selective about the crimes they get disgusted with.


  • JuanGrande v3.0 May 18, 2009

    they all look like fine, upstanding citizens

  • diver May 18, 2009

    come on and break into my house...I got something for ya!!

  • hawkbruc May 18, 2009

    These young offenders should all be sentence to an education instead of a prison term . When they have completed their education and can join society with something to contribute , then you may leave prison . The length of time required would be up to each individual . Should the individual not decide to educate himself then leave him in prison as he will be back anyway . Their families should also have to pay to house them at what ever correctional facility they decide to call home . Remember , a mind is a terrible thing to waste .

  • turdferguson May 18, 2009

    nics_auto_service - I agree with your comment...seems you didn't read my post very carefully.

  • Imagine 722 May 18, 2009

    Wow, what a worthwhile group of men!! Or should I say not at all, and thugs. When will people learn? Oh yeah, never. Such animals.

  • Just the facts mam May 18, 2009

    Luckily they did not kill someone this time. But there is a typical pattern to these crimes and criminals - the demographics fit correctly. Why should anyone be surprised by this??