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Three charged with robbing Zebulon pizza store

Posted January 28, 2011

— Zebulon police have arrested a woman and two men, all residents of the same home, in connection with the robbery of a pizza store late Tuesday.

Police said that two people – identified as Lateasha Justine Amerson, 17, and Naquan Lorenzo Green, 19 – used a gun to rob the Little Caesar's at 100 Wakelon St.

Amerson, Green and Jesse Antawon Lane, 21, all of 1204 W. Gannon Ave., were each charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Amerson was also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. As well, she and Green face additional charges of second-degree kidnapping.

All three suspects were placed in the Wake County jail. Amerson was given a $1 million secured bond, Green a $200,000 secured bond, and Lane a $150,000 secured bond.

Amerson and Lane were both on probation at the time of the robbery, according to state Department of Correction records.

She was convicted on Nov. 1 of felony breaking-and-entering, attempted larceny after breaking-and-entering and larceny from a merchant.

Lane was on probation for November 2009 conviction for assault on a female and previously served time for a 2006 conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, records show.


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  • iamonyourpc Jan 28, 2011

    Talk about hot and ready...

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  • mac240 Jan 28, 2011

    I would like to see these guys locked up for life but we know that is not going to happen. They will be back on the streets in a couple of years if that long. Now we have three more felons who are unemployable and the only skill they possess is taking something that doesn’t belong to them. This cycle will continue until someone kills them or they end up back in prison on our dime.
    We have got to find out why this trend continues to happen. What makes these kids chose a path of destruction and self destruction. I don’t have the answers but I have a theory. These kids lack morals! Once upon a time things like the 10 commandments were taught in school, I’m not using the religion card but the foundation of the commandments is a really great guide for everyday life whether you believe or not.

  • lumberman Jan 28, 2011

    To simmian72 I really don't think that these 3 are misunderstood I was being sarcastic.

  • johnnyboy Jan 28, 2011

    carolinagirl39, AMEN! @Gman is posting without thinking. We have moved way past that kind of ignorance.

  • ccs1920 Jan 28, 2011

    I wonder if these three were arrested at school or their place of employment ?

  • fatchanceimwrong Jan 28, 2011

    "Amerson and Lane were both on probation at the time of the robbery, according to state Department of Correction records." - story

    There's the problem. Our soft judicial system just turns them loose to prey on society more. Victims of these kinds of crimes are being victimized as much by the judicial system as they are by the criminals.

    But I guess the revolving door does keep all the court personnel with a paycheck. And cops get to keep chasing and arresting the same criminals. Perhaps this is how you "create or save" jobs...by guaranteeing an endless supply of criminals running through the system. All at the expense of the citizens who follow the law.

  • simmian72 Jan 28, 2011

    misunderstood?? I dont think they are misunderstood at all. Does anyone else here other than lumberman think these three are "misunderstood"?

  • lumberman Jan 28, 2011

    17 19 & 21 How many more times will these 3 fine citizens be back in front of a judge. It is crazy to think that the NAACP can spend the last 6 months at a school board meeting but just can't find the time to really go in to the neighborhood and help these 3 misunderstood kids.

  • carolinagirl39 Jan 28, 2011

    @G-man ----I agree, but a tall tree and a short rope will eventually solve this problem-- was a very inappropriate statement. Imprison them for committing robbery but the suggesting that someone is lynched or hung is way out of line. You really should think before you write things like that.