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Two charged with trying to rob Fayetteville driver

Posted May 29, 2012
Updated May 30, 2012

— Fayetteville police arrested two men who they say tried to rob a driver early Monday.

When the driver stopped for a man who flagged him down on Filter Plant Drive around 2 a.m., another man carrying a shotgun approached the vehicle, police said. The driver sped away and flagged down a police officer. Shortly after, police stopped four people walking along Bragg Boulevard who matched the suspects' description.

Police said they arrested two men in connection with the robbery – Stevie Michael Reed and Deshawn Demarco McNair – and served a third, Victor Flavien Ancelin, with outstanding warrants. They released the fourth person, who wasn't involved in the robbery.

McNair, 20, of the 700 block of Lakeland Street, and Reed, 18, of the 1400 block of Thelbert Drive, were both charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy. McNair was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and given a $315,000 secured bond, while Reed got a $265,000 bond.

Ancelin, 16, of the 200 block of Scott Avenue, was charged with conspiracy and two counts each of felony breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and larceny after breaking and entering. He was given a $22,000 secured bond.

McNair was convicted of two felony break-in charges last January and put on probation, according to state Division of Correction records.


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  • Sparkey May 30, 2012

    kre2 well said.

  • loprestw May 30, 2012

    To dwr1964, bail is usually set depending on the crime and the possibility of them showing up to court. the higher the risk the higher the bail. Also if you skip bail like these guys the bail automatically doubles.

  • unouwntamb May 30, 2012

    This is a case where the parents have FAILED. Actually, they probably learned their bad behavior from their parents.

  • kre2 May 30, 2012

    I sort of agree with outdoor592000. The only problem is once a criminal, always a criminal and why let them disgrace to uniform. I think that they should bring back chaingangs and "hard" labor. I bet you nothing of them have ever done a hard days work in their life (and probably never will).

  • kyrain1974 May 30, 2012

    Get A Job! Then Perhaps you wont have to Rob People!!!!!!!!!!

  • halfpint1552 May 30, 2012

    WRAL, can you at least proof read the title of the story? LOL

  • dwr1964 May 29, 2012

    I have to ask. Why do we constantly see suspects charged with rape, child abuse and child mulestation, given bail ammounts around the 25 to 35 thousand mark, then other suspects charged with robbery, posession of drugs and various other charges, are given multi hundreds of thousands? Is money really that much more important than humans? Children? Am I being unrealistic? Please, could someone tell me if I am wrong?

  • miyata May 29, 2012

    funny how the comments here are different from the comments about the UNC student who was caught robbing the bank. What is the difference in the two, both were stealing...

  • Dan Cooper May 29, 2012

    The blame game does still work, as long as there are friends and families of criminals and liberals who all want to believe it and vote, it still works.

  • outdoor592000 May 29, 2012

    Bring back the draft for anyone 18-21 not in shcol or employed. Best thing for them, but need to get out of these needless wars we are in now overseas. Put them on the Mexico border........simple solution.