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Three charged with robbing man at Raleigh hotel

Posted January 8, 2015

From left: Cadeidra Shante Alston, Taquan Jaleel Graham and Herbert Thomas Watson
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— Police charged three people in a case in which a man said he was robbed when he went to a Raleigh hotel room Wednesday morning to meet a woman.

Taquan Jaleel Graham, 22, Cadeidra Shante Alston, 19, and Herbert Thomas Watson, 23, were each arrested on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with allegations that they threatened the man with an air pistol and stole $600 from him.

Police have not commented on the investigation, but employees at Extended Stay America, at 4810 Bluestone Drive, called police shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday after the man – wearing only boxer shorts – ran into the hotel's office reporting that two people hiding in the room robbed him.

"I was going in to visit a girl that I met, and she went in, and I don't know, this dude came out of the bathroom, and he had a gun," the man said in the 911 recording.

"They got my money, my car keys. I ran out of the room. I was barely naked," he added, saying the two men and woman fled in a silver Oldsmobile Alero.

Police took Graham, Alston and Watson into custody a short time later at a gas station near Crabtree Valley Mall – about 1.5 miles from the hotel.

Alston, of 561 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, and Graham, of 4829 Tapers Drive, Raleigh, were in jail Thursday under a $100,000 secured bond. Watson, of 1930 Bakers Grove Way, Raleigh, was in jail under a $125,000 secured bond.

Watson and Graham have numerous arrests on various charges. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, however, Graham received probation for a larceny charge in 2012. Watson received probation and suspended sentences on a 2013 felony breaking and entering charge and a 2014 charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

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  • jjones112570 Jan 8, 2015

    Q: if air pistols are 'toys' then how can one work to rob?
    A: BECAUSE IT LOOKS REAL.

  • Salatheal Hasty Jan 8, 2015
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    I agree 1000% :-)

  • Anita Hipps Jan 8, 2015
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    Humm......."I was barely naked". He would have been one cold dude today, assuming he was "barely clothed".

  • johnnymanziel Jan 8, 2015

    Wow, that 19 year-old prostitute is absolutely hideous.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Jan 8, 2015

    Reporting a robbery while admitting to soliciting a prostitute?!?!?! Can't fix stupid