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Probationer charged in Raleigh home invasion

Posted July 2, 2011

— A 19-year-old on probation for an armed robbery charge faces more charges in connection with a home invasion in Raleigh on June 16, according to arrest warrants.

Damon Alexander Smith, of 2820-101 Deer Cove Lane, faces five counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of first-degree burglary and burning personal property.

Arrest warrants state that Smith broke into a house at 2404 Evers Drive and held a woman and four men at gunpoint.

He stole TVs, gaming systems, a laptop, cash, wallets, purses and a 1993 Ford Thunderbird worth about $4,350, the warrants state. The Thunderbird was later set on fire.

Smith was placed in the Wake County jail under a $2 million secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Smith was on probation for a December conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has 2008 convictions for two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats and one count each of going armed to the terror of the public and possessing stolen goods.


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  • randall0123a Jul 5, 2011

    Too bad the homeowner didn't invest in a nice .45 or shotgun. Then taxpayers would be free of any further violence from this habitual criminal, and also wouldn't have to cover his worthless court and incarceration fees. Maybe next time, before this criminal kills someone in his next home invasion.

  • braddavis Jul 5, 2011

    Trying to look tough to save street cred........that'll change when he is a new fish on the line at Central Prison.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 4, 2011

    This guy just does not care.