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Three charged in Kittrell slaying, home invasion

Posted March 19, 2010

— Three men face murder charges in the death of a man shot during a home invasion early Tuesday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Pat Green said that several men armed with a shotgun and handgun broke into a home at 40 Bailey's Drive, southeast of Kittrell, and tried to rob Anthony Perry, 31. Perry was shot once with the handgun, killing him.

Green said preliminary indications are that Taron Reed, 19, of 212 Noblin Road in Oxford, was the shooter. Reed was injured by bird shot and was treated and released from Duke University Hospital.

Along with Reed, Denalle Anderson, 22, of 119 Rectory St. in Oxford, and Damian Evans, 17, of 205 Railroad Ave. in Oxford, face charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

They were all being held in the Franklin County Jail Friday without bond.

Green said that Perry's home has been robbed before, and investigators believe that the suspects were trying to steal marijuana.

Anderson was released in prison in April 2009 after serving a six-month sentence for violating his probation for drug-dealing convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • Eightball Mar 19, 2010

    ..."There seems to be a really big elephant with baggy pants hanging down around it's waist but be careful what you say!"...exactly...what we all know but cannot say for fear of breaking the P.C. code and having our comment evaporate into the void...

  • anonemoose Mar 19, 2010

    I guess this one of those famous "drug steals gone bad".

  • Joe Average Mar 19, 2010

    Theres only one thing these malcontents understand..
    Give them a fair trial, if found guilty, run the appeals process.
    If still found guilty, they face a firing squad. Publicize it.
    Let everyone know ,, if you ki// someone, justice will be swift.

  • TStills Mar 19, 2010

    jackieflash - yep, and its getting really old....

  • jackieflash42 Mar 19, 2010

    Wow, two stories of home invasions with multiple suspects in each. Anyone see a common denominator here? There seems to be a really big elephant with baggy pants hanging down around it's waist but be careful what you say!

  • fatcat11 Mar 19, 2010

    At this rate,we're gonna have to build more prisons..fast..

  • magbud1998 Mar 19, 2010

    The red sweats worn by two of the individuals is the REAL story here. Even if they are police issue in this case (I doubt it), I've noted when visiting my hometown of around 12,000 population, rather than wearing the white baggy t-shirt all over town, the community is now divided into sections by sweatshirt color. In particular, it is striking to see a group of folks who, by appearence of the dwellings are rather poor and yet to a number, the males and only males of the entire neighborhood wear matching color sweats. As long as we (those who do not participate in gang activity) remain apathetic to such signs of potential and onging criminal behaviors, we shall continue to be victimized. Arguments that I may be implying a big brother scenario in airing concern of this behavior, fall short of the admission "if it barks like a dog, it is likely a dog."
    We've all gotta eat... as they say, and the crime to that end has risen dramatically in my neighborhood these last two years. There are

  • TStills Mar 19, 2010

    Bleh. Does it ever end!?

  • Unbroken Mar 19, 2010

    "But all the stoners here on GoLo claim that people who smoke weed are never violent. This story has to be a lie - stoners are peaceful. Just ask them."

    You could insert "cigarettes" or "alcohol" for marijunana in this story if they too were illegal substances. Do the same for marijuana and you would not see these types of crimes being committed.


  • eden4576 Mar 19, 2010

    Oxford's finest...you see them all day just walking the streets. I'm sure it makes a Momma proud.