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Wake man convicted in string of hold-ups

Posted November 19, 2012

— A federal jury has convicted a Wake County man in connection with a series of armed robberies last year, authorities said Monday.

Antonio Rashad Dovine, 24, was found guilty last Thursday of six counts each of robbing a business engaged in interstate commerce and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of conspiracy. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in February.

Dovine was arrested in May 2011 after an attempted robbery at a BP station on New Bern Road in Raleigh.

Raleigh police have arrested three men and a woman in connection with a string of armed robberies at hotels, a fast food restaurant and convenience stores in April.

Investigators also linked Dovine to April 14, 2011, robberies at an Exxon at 1200 New Bern Ave. and a McDonald's at 5016-100 Spring Forest Road, April 22, 2011, robberies at a Hampton Inn at 1001 Wake Town Drive and a Courtyard by Marriott at 3908 Arrow Drive and an April 27, 2011, robbery at a Wingate Inn at 2610 Westinghouse Blvd.

Three co-defendants in the case, Erika Ciara McClarin, Jessie James Vickers and Micheal Pryor, already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.


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  • Rebelyell55 Nov 20, 9:35 a.m.

    He certainly needs life. The other three need some serious time also.

  • atheistswillserveinhell Nov 19, 6:29 p.m.

    awesome..send him to Ft. Dix and make him do some hard time

  • CharmedLife Nov 19, 5:15 p.m.

    Good to hear!