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Suspect surrenders in beating, robbery of amputee

Posted September 24, 2009

— A man wanted in the beating and robbery of a disabled man a week ago has surrendered to authorities.

Delanta McGregory, 39, of Apple Drive in Sanford, is charged with first-degree burglary, assault on a handicapped person, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was being held Thursday in the Lee County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

Calvin Snipes, 39, who has a prosthetic leg, said he was watching television in his home on Lower Moncure Road on Sept. 17 when two men burst through his unlocked front door.

One of the men brandished a gun, and the other slipped a plastic bag over Snipes' head. The men threw Snipes to the floor and bound his and his wife's hands with plastic ties, and then one of the men beat Snipes over the head.

The robbers fled with jewelry, a cell phone, a jar of coins and about $200 in cash, including $125 Snipes said he planned to use to make a payment on his truck.

Investigators haven't yet identified a second suspect in the home invasion.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 919-775-5531.


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  • mac240 Sep 24, 2009

    WRAL where can make a donation for the victim's truck psyment?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 24, 2009

    I wouldn't be shocked at all if the judge gave these guys the longest sentence he is allowed. It would be justified.

    Joking, I wish the guy had a machine gun built into that prosthetic leg.

  • Granny Sep 24, 2009

    It's a sad sad thing when our handicap people are treated so badly!! I pray that this man and his wife are going to be okay, and that the scumbag & the one still on the lose gets locked up!! If he did this to a handicap person what would he do to you or me???

  • miketroll3572 Sep 24, 2009

    This guy has no right living in society. Too bad the victim was not armed and rectified this.

  • somey Sep 24, 2009

    KBO - Do your really think that a locked door would of stopped these guys? If so why? Because it would be illegal to kick a door in? DA

  • kbo80 Sep 24, 2009

    I'm sorry that this happened but, in case the guy does not know it is 2009. You can not sit around with your door unlocked.

  • mramorak Sep 24, 2009

    Too bad he wans't holding a 12gauge!