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North Raleigh teen probationers charged in robbery, kidnapping

Posted December 16, 2012

— An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old from north Raleigh face charges that they kidnapped and robbed a man on Friday.

Shameke Hassan Powell, 17, of 2503 Ricky Circle, and Alexander Julian Adams, 18, of 2827 Seclusion Court, Apt. B., are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, and resisting a public officer.

The two held up a man at gunpoint, forced him to go somewhere against his will and took his wallet, according to arrest warrants.

Powell was given a $250,000 bond, and Adams a $200,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Powell is on parole after finishing a three-month jail sentence in October, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He was convicted of attempted larceny and two counts of receiving a stolen vehicle between September 2011 and July 2012. He served a four-month jail sentence from November 2011 through March 2012.

Adams was placed on probation in August after being convicted of misdemeanor drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.


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  • pedrogamboa11 Dec 17, 2012

    obviously he is suffering from some form of mental illness and needs help.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 17, 2012

    Clearly these folks followed the gun laws.

  • Scubagirl Dec 17, 2012

    well he's already now up to 2 strikes (that we KNOW about) so before long he'll be spending some time in prison-perhaps the rest of his life as I don't see him changing at all.

  • lumberman Dec 17, 2012

    If these two fine upstanding citizens had any morals then jail might have worked. If jail was more of a bad place instead of a hotel like setting it might have worked. But you and I both know that these poor guys have rights and we must treat them as such. It is a shame the guy they kidnapped and robbed did not have some rights.

  • southerntalent Dec 17, 2012

    seclusion court ain't secluded enuf

  • fatchanceimwrong Dec 17, 2012

    Here's a novel idea...put them in prison and keep them there for 10 years with no parole or early release. That will save the public from their future crimes and will keep they judicial system from having to keep releasing them and re-arresting them time and again.

  • streetglide Dec 17, 2012

    probally raised and or trained in Durham,, sounds like some of the people from the area,, I bet the father is just sick,, from being drunk and or already in jail,, the kids don't have a chance and neither do thier parents,, jail is vacation to these people and is much better than living on the streets. Our system just can't see it !!

  • Wake1 Dec 17, 2012

    It's good to see a young person working hard on their career!

  • Bill of Rights Dec 17, 2012

    Time for these two to do some good hard labor in a prison camp.

  • djofraleigh Dec 17, 2012

    they are presumed innocent until tried and convicted, so why not bail? They are going to need money, so why wouldn't they do whatever they do to get money in the meantime? Gotta pay the bails bondman...and what do you bet that they plea bargain and get off the kidnapping and resisting charges, do another 6 months on top of the probation violation?

    We can't put everyone dangerous in jail but we try.