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Twin brothers arrested in tobacco shop robbery

Posted November 24, 2010

— Roanoke Rapids police arrested twin brothers and are searching for a third suspect in the robbery of a tobacco store on Tuesday. 

Police said three men walked into the Tobacco Outlet, 100 Premier Blvd., just before 8 p.m. One of the men had a handgun. The men forced the clerk into the back of the store, turned off the lights and robbed the store. 

The clerk was not hurt. 

Police later arrested 18-year-olds Darelle Rhisean Dancy and Darrel Lamont Dancy, both of 146 Southgate Drive.

Darelle Rhisean Dancy is charged with robbery, removing a serial number from a handgun and kidnapping

Darrel Lamont Dancy is charged with robbery, conspiracy and kidnapping. 

They were being held under $25,000 bonds in the Roanoke Rapids jail on Wednesday. They are due in court on Dec. 13. 

The stolen money and the gun were recovered, police said. 

Authorities are searching for the third suspect. No description was available. 


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  • notagain1903 Nov 24, 2010

    You must know the father and son duo in the hold up??? Are you trying to have a family reunion on the taxpayers dime or what?????

  • tjhiggs68 Nov 24, 2010

    Simply baffled at the dumb idiotic things that people say to each other and the ignorance behind it. About the story, I wonder what these kids today actually think, or do they think at all about their future? It annoys the stuffing out of me, that so many young ones are throwing their lives away by committing the most senseless acts. Just take them all and pour holy water on them, or something. Geeeezzzzz

  • NCAries Nov 24, 2010

    Believe it or not a lot of these kids would rather be working somewhere but there are no jobs for them. Idle hands and idle time soon lead to problems.

  • BigUNCFan Nov 24, 2010

    I find it interesting that the kid who had pictures of girls on his cell phone had a 50 K bond while armed robbery is only 25K. What kind of justice system are we running here?????

  • BigUNCFan Nov 24, 2010


    I think the disparity is not race based but in the case of the drunk driver, while a terrible tragedy, is a result of poor judgment that resulted in death. Drunk kids don't intend to kill others when they do something stupid like go driving. There is the matter of intent, even though it is nuanced. I think that people kind of respond to that.

    In this case, there is a willful intent to rob and take property. Even though both situations are tragic, given the intent of the robbers is much more malicious, there is s different response.

    I am very against drunk driving and feel differently about intent when the perps are older and they have had multiple offenses especially. In those cases, I tend to view them in the same way as a robber (someone who is up to no good and wants to hurt others).

  • BigUNCFan Nov 24, 2010

    This is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl. I think that was the Newhart show if I am not mistaken.

  • chinacats Nov 24, 2010

    More racism here than most places on the internet...hope the comments don't represent the same percentage of the community.

  • cdagostino Nov 24, 2010

    Hello, my name is Larry.
    This is my brother Daryll and my other brother Daryll.
    They must have watching the Newhart show when they named these guys.

  • iworkandpaytaxes Nov 24, 2010

    Where are all the "it's the parent" comments when it's a white Wakefield student that drives drunk and kills himself and his friends? Then it's poor kids. I love Raleigh!! iworkandpaytaxes Maybe you have memory loss, but there are very many comments on "it's that parents fault" regardless of race. Your comment suggests that you have a problem with whites. Might I suggest counseling?

    Lol I'm white!!! No I don't need counseling. I never heard it's the parents when that kid killed himself and his friends drunk. It was "pray for the families". Odd. I'm sorry these facts confuse you in to saying the most irrational things.

  • jbarron4950 Nov 24, 2010

    Mama will call the great rev from goldsboro. He'll clear this up.....haleibc

    The stupidity continues, but what would you expect from an inbred?