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Suspect arrested in Lake Lynn attack

Posted May 5, 2008
Updated May 6, 2008

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— Police arrested a 17-year-old man who they believe attacked two women – including one in Lake Lynn Park – in late March.

Devin Terralle Carmen faces one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for the Lake Lynn attack and one count of assault on a female in a March 23 incident.

He was taken to the Wake County Jail on Monday evening. Carmen's bond was set at $100,000 with electronic house arrest.

A 22-year-old jogger told police that a man attacked her from behind on March 31 while she was running in Lake Lynn Park. Her assailant twice hit her in the head with a rock, but ran away when she screamed.

The victim said she suffered a concussion and some neurological damage from the attack.

Investigators believe that Carmen grabbed a woman outside an apartment complex on March 23.

The two attacks raised fears about security and prompted police to increase patrols.


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  • Be Real May 8, 2008

    jonesextra, you are correct. he is in jail and will stay there unless bail is posted. if bail is posted, he will be on house arrest. unfortunately, my neighborhood has been affected by this suspect, and we have all been following this kid closely. I am glad to know he is behind bars as I am often outside in the evening.

  • jonesextra May 6, 2008

    Maybe I read the article wrong, but, it sounds to me like he will stay in jail unless he posts the $100,000 bond. If he does post the bond, he will be on house arrest.

  • Calvin May 6, 2008

    check out the related article...good job by the victims and sketch team

  • JustAName May 6, 2008

    I'm sure he'll get off for "mental defect" or something like that.

  • Pharmboy May 6, 2008

    Wow. Multiple arrests and serious harm to two women, but he gets house arrest until his court date? Why do I feel we haven't heard the last of this guy on the news? If he is a child, punish his parents too, since they are in charge.

  • Taxman44 May 6, 2008

    C'mon WRAL! How you gonna call a 17 year old boy a man?
    Minimum he would be a teenager! You're getting so PC it's

  • OrdinaryCitizen May 6, 2008

    All House arrest means is that we are still cuddling these little devils. Nothing should change to make them a better citizen. Expect more rapes for these guy

  • NCfan May 6, 2008

    This is great to see. The Wake County Court website shows that he has SEVERAL other pending charges for similar crimes. Hope he stays in jail!

  • b4self May 6, 2008

    Great job LOE, but again HOUSE AREST, I guess we will have to wait and see if he kills anyone while on house arrest,Keep them in jail .

  • rlewis May 6, 2008

    Generation Delinquent