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Son arrested, father sought in Durham robbery

Posted November 24, 2010

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— An 18-year-old Durham man is behind bars under a $1 million bond, and his father is being sought by police in connection with an October robbery.

Police believe that Walter Jerome Kelly, 38, and his son Dearngre Trayvon Kelley robbed two men at gunpoint on Queen Street, near East Main Street, late Oct. 26.

Walter Kelly, of Elizabeth Street, is wanted on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.

Anyone with information on Kelly’s whereabouts should call police at 919-560-4935, extension 29415 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

Dearngre Kelley was arrested Nov. 9 and placed in the Durham County Jail under a $1,020,000 secured bond.

He faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy and felony probation violation.

State Department of Correction records show that Dearngre Kelley was convicted on Aug. 4 of two counts of accessory after the fact of felony armed robbery. He was given a split sentence, in which he served two months in jail and then went on probation.

His father also has a criminal record, dating from 1990, DOC records show. Walter Kelly was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in 2006 and served two years in prison. He also has convictions for assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female and drug possession.


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  • dwr1964 Nov 25, 2010

    And all my father ever did was teach me to play sports, ride bikes, fish, hunt, camp....I can't believe he never taught me how to commit crimes. What a waste.

  • odell Nov 24, 2010

    The family that.....

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 24, 2010

    Father/Son bonding, ain't that sweet.

  • fishon Nov 24, 2010

    Too bad the apple didn't fall farther from the tree...

  • mchljam2 Nov 24, 2010

    In response to your question winston YES!!! and exactley right ccs1920!

  • ccs1920 Nov 24, 2010

    Never have and never will contribute anything to society. Just taking up space while being a burden on the rest of us. Sad that there are so many more just like them.

  • rayh Nov 24, 2010

    how far from the courthouse and police HQ?

  • Just the facts mam Nov 24, 2010

    Nice role model Dad.....

  • Winston Nov 24, 2010

    Is this one those, "it's the parents fault", the child got in trouble?