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Second man arrested in Clayton attempted robbery

Posted April 12, 2010

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— Authorities have arrested a second man on charges of an attempted robbery at a Clayton home in December.

Clayton police say Christopher Hilliard, 24, was beaten in an attempted robbery by two suspects on Dec. 16 at his home on South Boiling Street.

Hilliard was charged after the December incident with possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, authorities said.

Sampson County deputies arrested Brandon Earl Greenwood, 27, of 1200 Greenleaf Road in Angier, on Friday.

Greenwood was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Greenwood was also wanted by authorities in Wake and Johnston counties for similar charges.

He was being held under a $762,000 bond at the Johnston County jail on Monday.

Nolan King Knittle, 29, of 4233 Woods Crossroad Road, Dunn, also faces charges in the attempted robbery. He was arrested on March 25 and charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering.

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  • tmcallihanmd Apr 19, 2010

    How do you know he is guilty?

  • wildcat Apr 12, 2010

    Give this man 20 years in prison, courts.