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Raleigh home invasion suspects face new charges

Posted January 9, 2013
Updated January 10, 2013

— Two brothers accused of shooting a man and sexually assaulting his wife in Raleigh's historic Oakwood district face new charges in a December home invasion, according to arrest warrants.

Investigators say Shabar Master Marshall, 16, and his brother, Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, 26, broke into a home on Dorety Place in east Raleigh in the middle of the night, held a woman at gunpoint and stole $15 in cash and two laptop computers on Dec. 11.

Both men were arrested this week on multiple charges after a woman reported being attacked and her husband shot in the back on East Lane Street around 3 a.m. Monday. Prosecutors say the man could be paralyzed.

The crimes happened about 5 miles apart.

In the December case, Shabar Marshall and Jahaad Marshall were each charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Court records show that Jahaad Marshall has a criminal history that includes armed robbery and arson charges, including a 2008 case in South Carolina, in which he was accused of holding a couple at gunpoint and stealing their cellphone, credit cards, money and car.

He was released from prison in 2010 and was on probation in North Carolina at the time of his arrest on Tuesday.

In the East Lane Street case, Jahaad Marshall was charged with  first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Shabar Marshall faces first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and first-degree forcible sex offense charges. 

They were both jailed under a $5 million bond for the East Lane Street case and a $2 million bond for the December case.

Neighbors in the Oakwood community gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday evening at Remnant of Christ church on East Lane Street. Many said their sense of safety has been shattered.

"In 20 years, I've never seen anything like this," said Oakwood resident Greg Lewbart.

"I think we are all kind of edgy," said Remnant of Christ Pastor Pamela Spence. She said she hopes the victims "know that their community is standing together in prayer with them tonight."

The female victim's brother, who attended the vigil, said the victims are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community.

He said his brother-in-law is a hero, who took a bullet to save his wife from the assault.

"I think, without question, he saved his wife's life and may have saved his own life," the brother-in-law said. "We're just eternally grateful for what he did."


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  • Banned4Life Jan 11, 2013

    For those of you wondering why these types of incendiary stories guaranteed to bring out the good ol boys from under every rock are so common here, think about it. What kind of article is guaranteed to generate the most virulent response from people? What brings out the emotions rather than the reason? What is guaranteed to generate POSTS and return VISITS to this site over and over again? As soon as the photos are posted and the words "crime" or similar are included in the headline, you are GUARANTEED a huge response from every "person of high moral standing" who is of the opinion that anyone unlike them in design or configuration must be less of a human. And what does SITE TRAFFIC do? It INCREASES the REVENUE STREAM of the site owner. The more traffic to a web site, NO MATTER OF WHAT TYPE, will create numbers that the site owner can now parade in front of prospective advertisers. So your comments are filling their pockets. Keep up the good work!

  • NCHighlander Jan 10, 2013

    Sorry, I just don't see how owning a gun alone would have helped this couple. Unless you sleep with a loaded gun under your pillow which is not a smart idea. What would have helped was an alarm system or a dog. This would have alerted them first so they could get the gun if they had one. The number one deterent to robbers is a dog. Any dog. They just don't want the hassle of dealing with one. The dog would have started barking as soon as the glass was broken. Trixie

    Doing it your way worked out so well for them. No dog. No gun. Later the police come and do a report. I have another idea.

  • cubacarolinda Jan 10, 2013

    bfry40 I meant our new Governor Pat Mccrory who just moved into the executive mansion on Jones and Person, NO disrespect , ALL of our leaders and citizens alike deserve a safe place to live and sleep at night. Saying this because I hope that the discussion of the state of our neighborhoods is opened and hashed out without racism and with real solutions for the presrnt and future. You better believe I know our mayor is a woman and I knew our Governor Perdue, as well am closely aware of the city and county government , and VERY VERY suportive of our police. That said, you gonna question whether I VOTE?? I sure do! I AM HAPPY WITH THE 2012 outcome, and filled with respect. I also know more about guns than most people do in this lifetime. AND live in the Oak-hood. Caring about the people who live here , civil rights and human rights and keeping it real is my every day. Life is precious, not always fair. I pray healing will come, and justice.

  • RM24 Jan 10, 2013

    Trdpeanut: its been changed since it was originally listed. But still could be a hand bit of info for thieves


  • beachboater Jan 10, 2013

    "Prosecutors say the man could be paralyzed."

    I met a guy in a nursing home. He was in a motorized wheelchair. He told me he was attacked by several young men who liked a gold chain he had around his neck. He was kicked in the head, breaking his neck. He told me that police caught the attackers and they all went to jail, seven years I think he said.

    They are all out of jail now, and he will be in that wheelchair for the rest of his life, with limited use of one hand. The doctors were surprised that he regained any use of his hand.

    Yessireee. That punishment fit the crime.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 10, 2013

    These criminals should be locked up for 60 years without parole.

  • chairmannc Jan 10, 2013

    Another case of criminals commiting crimes when they should have been locked up for the ones they commited previously. Something is very wrong with our legal system if you ask me - it's hard for me to call it our "justice" system when justice is seldom achieved.

  • itsmyownopinion Jan 10, 2013

    All I have time to say is throw the book at these two. It's a shame people can't feel safe in their own home. I'm sad to know the man who was shot may be paralyzed for life.

  • gr8dad Jan 10, 2013

    Why in God's name was Shabar out on the street? He broke into a home and robbed someone at gunpoint on Dec 11. Charge the judge who allowed him bond as an accessory to this week's break-in and shooting. I hope the family sues the judge for millions. What good is a "bond" to a man who may now be paralyzed for the rest of his life because a lame judge let Shabar back on the street.

  • bubbasu1 Jan 10, 2013

    Why do we have a system that keeps giving criminals numerous chances before they lock them up. I say do away with the 3 strikes. They know the system, they know they will get away with alot before they face any consequences. Kind of like the parent that keeps yelling at their child and threatening various consequences if the child doesn't stop whatever it is that is casuing a problem, threats they never follow through with, rules they never enforce, consequences that are never felt by the child.