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Robbery spree earns Raleigh man 84-year prison sentence

Posted March 1, 2010

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— A Raleigh man has been sentenced to more than 84 years in federal prison for a robbery spree two years ago, authorities said Monday.

Daryl Bernard Carter, 41, was convicted of one count each of bank robbery, armed bank robbery and conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act – a federal law involving disrupting interstate commerce – two counts of Hobbs Act robberies and three counts of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.

On Jan. 23, 2008, Carter and a juvenile accomplice used a sawed-off shotgun to rob two Raleigh gas stations: a Crown on Wake Forest Road and a BP on Poole Road, authorities said.

On Feb. 1, 2008, Carter assaulted a teller and robbed a Wachovia bank branch in Knightdale. Three weeks later, Carter and a juvenile accomplice robbed a Wachovia branch on Spring Forest Road in Raleigh after assaulting some bank customers, authorities said.

“The court’s sentence may seem harsh at first glance. However, this type of robbery spree demands a stiff sentence," U.S. Attorney George Holding said in a statement. "In a country where random criminal acts are relatively rare, these crimes target local businesses and average citizens in frightening, and potentially dangerous, ways. We hope sentences like this one handed down by the court will work to deter this type of crime.”

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  • ImtheBadGuy Mar 1, 2010

    If I'm not mistaken the only reason this was federal is because of the sawed off shotgun.If that's the case,I don't think the NC justice system will learn anything.Most criminals use handguns and the percentage that use SOSs and machineguns and such is very low.

  • workingforthosethatwont Mar 1, 2010

    thank you Judge, it's about time these criminals started getting some serious time. good job everyone involved.

  • locazgirl Mar 1, 2010

    If only the state legal system could follow this example!

  • jrfergerson Mar 1, 2010

    MAYBE JUST MAYBE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS SEEING ITS FLAWS ON THE SLAP THEM ON THE WRIST AND LET THEM GO FOR A CHANGE.

  • affirmativediversity Mar 1, 2010

    He should have just committed murder in North Carolina then Judge Rand could release him after 20 years!!!!!!!

  • something2sayx2 Mar 1, 2010

    Actually lead by example the Federal system is day for day so he will serve 100%. The Feds are much stricter than state. The state should revise their system.

  • Lead by Example Mar 1, 2010

    Since this is the federal system he'll have to serve at least 85% of that sentence, coming to a minimum of 71 years. Great Job law enforcement!!!!!!!!1

  • nomorethanthat Mar 1, 2010

    Its good that this was a federal conviction. Parole/probation has less chance of putting this person on the streets again. Now what happened to the juvenile? Is he still on the streets or in the NC Juvenile Justice system?

  • MillerB Mar 1, 2010

    "In a country where random criminal acts are relatively rare"- Excuse me....Earth to Planet Mars. Random criminal acts are daily fare in this country. Who are you kidding?

  • dazrite Mar 1, 2010

    Use him for fertilizer. At least something might grow in it.

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