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Three arrested, charged in Fayetteville armed robbery

Posted December 20, 2014

Darrian Djuan Reed, 23, Diquarius Javarus Renfro, 18, and Channell Nesmith, 22

— Fayetteville police arrested three people Saturday night on multiple charges including robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping after a man and his six-year-old son were robbed at gunpoint.

Darrian Djuan Reed, 23, Diquarius Javarus Renfro, 18, and Channell Nesmith, 22, were each jailed under a $400,000 secured bond on two counts of second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and felonious possession on stolen property.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Cantrell Court in west Fayetteville Saturday morning at about 3:30 a.m. According to police, the man got out of his vehicle and was immediately confronted by two armed men who began making demands for his vehicle and property. The suspects removed the child from the car and held the father at gunpoint.

Police said the man complied with the demands of the suspects and was not injured during the armed robbery. The suspects fled the neighborhood with the victim's 2011 Honda Genesis.

The three suspects were taken into custody after being found in the attic of a home located at 321 Cartwright Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856.


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  • Gary Lasereyes Dec 23, 2014

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    Going to prison is like going to college for them. Street cred is much more prized than a diploma. The culture is seriously flawed.

  • Hubris Dec 22, 2014

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    I have no joy in seeing young blacks in mug shots. Instead of inciting riots Black community leaders need to ensure the next generation of black youth are disproportionately represented in black robes and tassels receiving the college degrees, not in orange jumpsuits receiving shackles.

  • lovebelle99 Dec 22, 2014

    Glad to see the comments to show the reality of who truly committs the majority of crime is. Especially violent crime. As one poster said where is the NAACP? Perhaps someone in the black community besides Jason L. Riley could speak out & get to the core of the problem vs. blamming everyone else for their crimes. Where the protestors?

  • Edward Levy Dec 22, 2014
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    It bothers me that the show these 3 nice looking young people as criminals before they even get a trial, BUT, on the other hand, perhaps with the posting of these photos others who have been there victims, upon seeing the photos may come forward and identify them as those who did criminal acts against them. It is sad, that it appears that so much crime is committed by people of color. Thankfully they did nothing to harm the victims

  • Ashley Moore Dec 22, 2014
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    Actually, whites do commit quite a bit of crime. It's almost equal to that of blacks. However, blacks commit more violent crimes than white people. Violent crime reports are more exciting to read about than identity theft.

  • littleriver69 Dec 22, 2014

    Whats their excuse this time??

  • kre2 Dec 22, 2014

    Rev. Barber and NAACP? What a joke. Why don't you spend a little effort and address these three individuals? Or, maybe you have and the "the white man has done me wrong" speech is falling on deaf ears. Maybe before they start preaching to everyone else, they should preach to their own. Crime is crime; but, it seems that everytime you hear or read about it...it appears that the vast mjority is being done by black individuals. Or is it that the news organizations are racist.

  • Tim Blanchard Dec 22, 2014
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    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty but it does seem like blacks are getting arrested in higher numbers and also for much more violent activity than other groups.

  • JB2-6 Dec 22, 2014

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    Well if you consider the demographics of the area (Fayetteville) where whites are the minority compared to "people of color", then there would be a good chance that a higher percentage of the criminals in the area would be of color. I'm pretty sure if you went to other areas of the country where whites represented a higher percentage of the population that the rate of crime would be "ridiculously high" for that group in that area.

  • Glock07 Dec 22, 2014

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    Facts are facts, and the media will not even report on most of them.