Two jailed under $2.35M bonds in Fayetteville robberies, sexual assaults
Posted December 17, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — Two Fayetteville men each facing more than a dozen charges in connection with a series of robberies and sexual assaults over the weekend made their first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities on Tuesday arrested Cedric Maurice King, 22, of 685 Barton's Landing, and Clifton Lamar Hayes, 27, 1148 Nan St., in connection with claims by three women who say they were picked up – one kidnapped at gunpoint – and forced to perform sexual acts – one raped – before they were let go in rural parts of the county on Friday and Sunday.
King and Hayes each face numerous charges, including first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, three counts each of sexual offense and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Each also faces two counts of common law robbery and communicating threats as well as one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Both men were in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday evening under $2.35 million secured bonds.
Hayes' father, William Hayes, was in court Wednesday and said afterward that he can't explain his son's alleged actions but that he recently made his son leave home.
"He didn't want to follow my rules, and the people that he came in contact with ended up being the wrong people," William Hayes said, adding that his family is churchgoing and that he has always tried to teach his children to do the right thing.
"I'm sorry that it happened," he said. "I don't know how it happened."