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Pizza delivery driver out of hospital after attack

Posted August 9, 2012

— A pizza delivery driver who was beaten and robbed last week was released from a hospital on Wednesday.

Tyler Joseph Lloyd, 19, delivered an order placed online to the 1600 block of O'Bannon Drive in Raeford last Friday night and was beaten with a baseball bat and robbed by two men, authorities said.

Deputies found Lloyd unconscious in his car on Clan Campbell Drive after co-workers at the Domino's Pizza at 7082 Fayetteville Road in Raeford called for help.

His family released a statement Thursday asking that he be allowed to recuperate in private.

"As Tyler continues to recover from his injuries, we would like to thank the many who have supported our family during this time," the statement said. "We're deeply grateful to all of the medical professionals who have worked so hard to get Tyler back on his feet, and we also thank the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts in finding those responsible for the attack. We ask for your continued prayers in the days ahead."

Juan Foronte McPhaul, 30, of 217 Springer Drive in Raeford, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

More arrests are expected.


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  • gabewilliams12 Aug 10, 2012

    @muggs..WTH does the NAACP have to do with this criminal. In case you didnt know. Black folks dont like crime either.

  • iwall2 Aug 10, 2012

    Punishment for 'attempted' first degree murder should be same as first degree murder. Why a lesser penalty for coward criminals for their incompetence? Hoping for a quick full recovery for the delivery driver! Ncvol 8/10/2012

    Exactly,he should be locked up for the rest of his life.No bail no probation no parole,the vermin that murdered Eve Carson were on probation at the time of that awful crime.Neither had checked in with their probation officer for weeks and nothing was done,thanks to Durham Co. and their complete lack of responsibility.The result was the murder of a UNCCH's student body president,a incredible woman,leader and inspiration to all.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 10, 2012

    released from a hospital on Wednesday.

    I am glad this man will be OK. May God continue to bless him.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 10, 2012

    Is the Dominoes responsible for paying this employees medical bill? They should because they put their employees in danger every time they have to make a delivery. I would never work at such a place nor would I allow my child to work there. Its not safe.

  • muggs Aug 10, 2012

    This is the results from years of being protected by the NAACP, they think they can just get away with anything, like it's exspected of them to carry on like this, I would bet this criminal has family members living off the system.

  • mariolocklear Aug 10, 2012

    Thank God he is moving forward in his recovery efforts. Even happier that they have someone in custody. No deffense attorney is needed if you ask me.

  • whatelseisnew Aug 10, 2012

    That is good news. Hope he recovers with no lasting ill effects. My solution to this is simple. Convict these people and then immediately execute them. It is time to put JUSTICE back into our so-called Justice system.

  • brassy Aug 10, 2012

    I hope they catch the other perp. We don't need people walking around who will beat a man nearly to death for $10.

  • PanthersFan45 Aug 10, 2012

    Pretty amazing when you consider he was struck by a baseball bat. Its somewhat comforting to know the delivery guy has been released from the hospital and is recovering. Hate crime or not, Mr. McPhaul should be behind bars and not be allowed any plea deal that gives him probation. This article repeats what was 1st reported a couple days ago ..... he was robbed by 2 men, yet in this story it says "More Arrests are expected". That sounds plural to me. I wonder if there was a setup by more than 2 people to rob this guy.

  • got2bsaid Aug 10, 2012

    What a lame punk thing for those losers to do. Real tough guys... Please lock them up, they should get attempted murder if they beat the guy that bad!
    It really infuriates me... one of the great American pleasures, pizza delivery! Great for the customer and great for someone trying to make a legitimate buck.