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Pair charged in Raleigh apartment shooting

Posted November 9, 2011

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— Police charged two men Wednesday in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon at a north Raleigh apartment complex.

Rutler Warren Strum Jr., 30, and Brandon Ross Joyner, 20, were each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police responding to a reported shooting found Christopher Wheeler, 34, wounded in an apartment at The Gardens of Wynslow Park complex on Middle Oaks Drive. Barbara Thompson Carroll, 31, was hit with a baseball bat during the incident, police said.

Strum and Joyner were arrested near Roxboro by members of the Raleigh Police Department's Fugitive Unit and Person County deputies.

Strum also is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


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  • UNC PH.d Nov 10, 2011

    Hmm....that teardrop tattoo he has usually means gang affiliation. No surprise there....

  • jblake1932 Nov 10, 2011

    Here: You know person co. investigators too, huh?

  • raggy831 Nov 10, 2011

    Why isn't Brandon's picture first?

    Why does this matter? They both were arrested and both have been charged!

  • Here2tellya Nov 10, 2011

    It's a good thing the raleigh fugitive dept was there to assist person co. deputies cus they couldn't catch a cold on a wet december morning.

  • AtALost Nov 10, 2011

    Why isn't Brandon's picture first?

  • hunter38 Nov 10, 2011

    Headline reads "Pair charged in apartment shooting." Did the apartment survive or not?

  • gmuny33 Nov 10, 2011

    Let's see what or if any bashers of the neighboring city have anything to say about these crimes, that don't ever happen, lol. I'm surprised to see it was even posted. How bout it go to the top story like others seem to do for certain cities.

  • jblake1932 Nov 10, 2011

    Sturm is a registered sex offender. He was just released from prison in late Oct. Maybe they should have kept him.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 9, 2011

    Wonder why they did that?