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Police: Teen charged with assaulting 15-year-old, 1-year-old in Wake courthouse

Posted May 26, 2016

Destiny Lynett Cross

— A 16-year-old was charged Wednesday after authorities say she assaulted another teenager and a 1-year-old in the Wake County Courthouse.

Destiny Lynett Cross, of Sunnybrook Road, is charged with a felony count of intimidating a witness and two misdemeanors, assault and battery and assault on a child under 12.

According to an arrest warrant, Cross punched a 15-year-old in the face and struck the 1-year-old at the same time.

The warrant also said that Cross threatened a witness Wednesday who was scheduled to testify against her. Cross is a suspect in an incident involving damage to a vehicle.

Authorities said Cross paced back and forth in front of the witness and threatened to "get her."


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  • Jim Hinnant May 29, 2016
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    Her parent was very smart in naming her "Destiny."

  • Perry Masonjar May 26, 2016
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    Now Rebecca, trash has some value, parts of it can be recycled. Precious Destiny cannot be classified as something even resembling trash. Also, you have to be extremely stupid to try anything in the Wake County Courthouse it is always filled with law enforcement.