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Suspects in Raleigh store owner's death face federal charges

Posted April 15, 2012
Updated July 8, 2014

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— Four men who face state murder charges in the death of a Raleigh store owner have been indicted on federal robbery and weapons charges.

A federal grand jury indicted Kwamane Monte Everett, 21, of 5504 Chatt St. in Raleigh, and Dariel Travionte Haddock, 20, Steven Marcel Cooley, 20, and Demario Quentel Williams, 21, all of Greenville, in connection with the Jan. 8 robbery of a Food Lion store in Greenville. The men were charged with Hobbs Act robbery, possessing an unregistered firearm and using or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence or possessing a firearm in furtherance of the crime.

The indictment states that the four men carried a handgun and a short-barreled shotgun and stole $4,640 from the Food Lion.

Greenville police arrested the four men during a traffic stop shortly after the Jan. 8 robbery, and Raleigh police detectives noticed the similarities with the Dec. 2, 2011 robbery of the M3 Tobacco store at 3132-101 Calvary Drive, search warrants state.

During that robbery, the store's popular owner, Majid Mohram, 39, was shot in the chest and killed. Everett, Haddock, Cooley and Williams all face first-degree murder charges in his death.

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  • not my real name Apr 16, 2012

    there should be a LOT more criminals charged with Hobbs act robery since I'm sure NONE of the weapons used in robberies are registered. Stick it to them HARD~! Every last one of them.

  • rixida Apr 16, 2012

    What is up with the judges in this state? The laws are not going to change until one of these liberal bleeding heart judges has something happen to themselves or their families. I am a detention officer in wake county jail and I see these people come and go like its a motel. Actually, for some of them, it is. I have heard them say that. I am looking at an inmate right now who has been here 55 times!

  • Wacky_dood Apr 16, 2012

    I don't understand the Feds adding charges to a crimes that were committed entirely in North Carolina. I think our state can deal with these people without the federal government wasting more money. Especially since these charges seem minor in comparison to the first degree murder charges. Does anyone think these guys will walk free if convicted of these charges?

  • The Fox Apr 16, 2012

    Forget prison, call Waste Management.

  • Scubagirl Apr 16, 2012

    More stellar examples of the dregs of society. Punishments need to start being harsher for those like this with absolutely no regard for anything but what THEY want!