Warrant: Bike-wielding robber tried to kill man
Posted October 10, 2009
Updated October 11, 2009
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man used a bicycle to try to kill another man during a robbery last month on Malta Avenue, according to arrest warrants.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that Brian Keith Boozer, 20, of Raleigh, got into a dispute with Clifton William Batts, 33, shortly after midnight Sept. 15. Boozer hit and kicked Batts, then used a bicycle to threaten and beat him.
Boozer then stole a wallet and $20 from Batts, the warrant says.
Batts suffered serious injuries and was treated at WakeMed.
Boozer was charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping.
He was being held in the Wake County Jail Saturday under a $2 million secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday morning.