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Teen Accused of Robbing Woman Faces More Charges

Posted January 28, 2008
Updated January 29, 2008

— More charges were filed Monday against a teen accused of robbing an 81-year-old woman in Fayetteville, authorities said.

Dustin Shane Mantz, 17, of 162 Sally Hill Circle, was arrested Friday in Parkton. He was charged with first-degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.

The charges stem from a Jan. 18 incident in which three people forced their way into a Gainey Road home and took a 1996 Nissan pickup and an undisclosed amount of money.

The woman was not harmed, authorities said.

Addition charges filed against Mantz on Monday include two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and two counts of possession of stolen property. Those charges are in connection with the theft of two county-owned transport vans from a group home, authorities said.

Authorities said they continue to search for two other people wanted in the Jan. 18 robbery. One forced his way at gunpoint into the woman's home, while the other waited outside in a late-model Cadillac, authorities said.


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  • ssi Jan 28, 2008

    Folks, we're talking about a real, studly man here. He's so brave and strong he can rob elderly women. Wow! What an inspiration.

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Jan 28, 2008

    Please no first time mercy!

  • casp3r Jan 28, 2008

    dko= I agree, they are so proud I bet.

  • dko Jan 28, 2008

    I bet his parents are real proud , an 81 year old woman, It makes me sick

  • dh1964 Jan 28, 2008

    "I'll bet he is perspiring now!"

    'You're probably right,' says dh1964, as he suspires. 'That's OK, provided he doesn't expire..."

  • Paladin2 Jan 28, 2008

    "Your post has inspired me to suggest that we should all aspire to know the difference between "inspire" and "aspire." - dh1964
    I'll bet he is perspiring now!

  • dh1964 Jan 28, 2008

    "We should all inspire to be like him."

    Your post has inspired me to suggest that we should all aspire to know the difference between "inspire" and "aspire."

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 28, 2008

    Pitiful!. Give him some prison time. These young people simply need to get a job and they want have time to commit a crime. Where are the parents? They don't have control of their own home?

  • 867-5309 Jan 28, 2008

    Sounds like a good guy. Notice the word "inspire" in the picture. We should all inspire to be like him

  • Meandmytwo Jan 28, 2008

    He needs a good stiff sentence, right along with his partners in crime. All they have to do is offer him a plea deal and he will give those names up.