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Two Clayton teens charged in armed robbery

Posted June 10

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— Two 17-year-olds were arrested Friday night after robbing two other teens of drugs and a cell phone, authorities said.

The two victims flagged down police around 9 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Lombard and Barber Mill roads and asked for help getting to a hospital.

Officials said one of the victims was shot in the buttocks, and the other had been assaulted; their injuries were considered non-life threatening.

The two teens told authorities they were on North Mial Street when a group of people robbed them of a cell phone and marijuana.

Authorities said Brandon Miquel Diaz, 17, of 3330-A Jack Road, and Darryl Yamez Etheridge, 17, of 201 Meadow Lane in Clayton, both turned themselves Friday in after they were identified during the initial stages of the investigation.

Diaz was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with inflicting serious injury, two counts of first degree kidnapping and is being held under a $100,000 bond.

Etheridge was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon with inflicting serious injury and two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree kidnapping. He was being held under a $80,000 bond.

No additional information has been released.

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