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Three arrested after Cumberland home invasion; fourth sought

Posted October 15, 2013
Updated October 16, 2013

Demario Teraze Johnson

— Cumberland County deputies were searching Tuesday for a person wanted in a home invasion southeast of Fayetteville. 

Deputies responded to the 5600 block of Dudley Road at about 7:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a home invasion. At least one person may have been targeted in the crime, investigators said.

The intruders fled the scene and became involved in a car chase with deputies and State Highway Patrol troopers. The chase ended on the east side of Cumberland County, as the men jumped from their getaway vehicle at various locations, authorities said.

Demario Teraze Johnson, 21, of 1309 Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville, Genodeaon Generall Barnett, 22, of 1600 Easterling Drive in Spring Lake, and Hakeem Anthony Middleton, 34, of 5002 Fieldcrest Drive in Fayetteville, were taken into custody.

Johnson, Barnett and Middleton face one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon and attempted breaking and entering of a building. 

Johnson and Middleton were also charged with one count each of assault on a female, larceny, possession of stolen goods and resisting a public officer. Barnett was also charged with fleeing to elude arrest. 

Johnson was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under a $55,000 bond. Middleton, a registered sex offender, was being held on a $45,000 bond. Barnett was also in custody Wednesday being held on a $42,000 bond. 

All three were scheduled to make their first court appearances Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Anyone with information about the home invasion should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • leocarolina Oct 16, 2013

    Dudley Rd is in the middle of nowhere. Outskirts of Cumberland County where there is only 2 deputies covering several square miles. If the deputy was on the other side of his area it would take atleast 15 minutes to get to this area. Ive always said i would not live in Cedar Creek. Too far for help. But atleast this wasnt the case.

  • bdu4dals2 Oct 16, 2013

    Low bail so they can get back on the street and commit how many more crimes, hopefully not murder or the like. These are nothing but career criminals and need to have an office accordingly.....barb wire hotel and NEVER get out. Bet you can't add the past charges on any of them on both hands.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 16, 2013

    1. The bond is way too low.

  • nascar33 Oct 15, 2013

    maybe a few more people should consider being prepared to shoot someone crashing through the door. Recently I started keeping a small .380 in my back pocket. Sad but a fact of life

  • retiredfolk1 Oct 15, 2013

    Maybe we need the two strikes law such as the one in Georgia to keep the violent criminals off the streets.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 15, 2013

    Sounds like they didn't expect such a quick response by the LEO, Good job, now one of them will give up the last one. Hope our elected officals are looking at this and come up with some stronger punishment for these types of crime.

  • leocarolina Oct 15, 2013

    Are you joking? This isn't Mayberry, most people DO lock their doors at night. Even a husky 15 year old kid can kick in a dead bolt door if he knows how.

    why are you picking on "husky" people for? i have fighted obesity my whole life. you wouldnt have to be "husky" to kick in a door.

  • Common_Sensey Oct 15, 2013

    This is a sad situation. It seems to be happening more and more, and it's getting to the point that each time one of these stories pops up, everyone can pretty much guess the perpetrator's details. What does that say about society?

  • leocarolina Oct 15, 2013

    home invaders seem to be more common. perhaps people need to lock their doors at night

  • trafalgerfountain Oct 15, 2013

    How can we give information if there is no description of the perp ?