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Warrants: Scotty McCreery told during robbery to count to 100

Posted June 2

Scotty McCreery performs Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the North Carolina State Fair. (Photo By Anthony Barham)

— Armed men accused of robbing Scotty McCreery at an apartment last month near North Carolina State University forced the country singer and his friends into a closet and told them to count to 100, according to a search warrant made public Monday.

McCreery, 20, was visiting 2130 Wolftech Lane early in the morning of May 5 when, according to arrest warrants, Mikkail Jamal Shaw and two other men allegedly forced their way inside and stole wallets, cellphones, money and a laptop from the singer and three of his friends before leaving on foot.

The search warrants, issued May 8 for Shaw's iPhone and 2002 Mercedes Benz, say the men knocked on the door and then pushed their way in, brandishing two pistols and an AK-47.

Forensic evidence at the apartment identified Shaw as one of the robbers, according to the search warrant, and Shaw – who was staying with his grandfather less than four blocks from the apartment – surrendered to police that night.

Shaw is charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police are still searching for others in the case.

McCreery, who is from Garner, was an N.C. State sophomore during the spring 2014 semester. He became famous during the 10th season of “American Idol,” which he won in 2011.

Last month, USA Today reported McCreery saying that one of his friends opened the apartment door, thinking it was a neighbor, and that one of the robbers held a pistol to McCreery's head.


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  • RDcallsit Jun 3, 2:15 p.m.

    When you get to 100, then, "IT'S BO TIME!"

    — Posted by rationality


    — Posted by Glenn Miller

    man you guys are funny today!! hahaha

  • RDcallsit Jun 3, 2:13 p.m.

    Perhaps the robbery will become inspiration for his a future album, featuring the hits... View More

    — Posted by blastamasta

    this might make some folks unsure about themselves and recognizing good humor but seriously folks, this is funny! Scotty himself probably read this and L'dOL@!

  • CoachKisacheater Jun 3, 1:49 p.m.

    He went to school in Wake Co., and as sorry as some of those teachers with tenure, are you sure... View More

    — Posted by Countrylawyer

    Evidently the ones teaching you did a good job.

  • 4EverHis Jun 3, 1:46 p.m.

    Country-lawyer - He went to a Magnet school...pretty good :)

  • 4EverHis Jun 3, 1:44 p.m.

    Bet he was nervous when the phone was taken. I mean... no calculator? Good thing there was... View More

    — Posted by VickLo

    Actually, he has a pretty high GPA...how bout you? :)

  • 4EverHis Jun 3, 1:36 p.m.

    I'm still shocked that Scotty didn't have a gun in his pocket. How in the world does he expect... View More

    — Posted by Earth Brooks

    Agreed...he is a very good marksman...

  • 4EverHis Jun 3, 1:32 p.m.

    Sad when this is placed on a major news site

    — Posted by GLOCKMASTER

    Um...its local news...involving a famous local young man..why wouldnt it?

  • 4EverHis Jun 3, 1:30 p.m.

    Perhaps the robbery will become inspiration for his a future album, featuring the hits... View More

    — Posted by blastamasta

    Mocking something life or death serious...hope the same thing doesnt happen to you...wouldnt be so funny then...would it smh

  • mcorson2 Jun 3, 1:24 p.m.

    BLASTAMATA--- LOL i needed a good laugh today! That was great!)

  • peace2u Jun 3, 12:32 p.m.

    I'm thankful none of them was hurt! This creep needs to be locked up and throw away the key! Another
    career criminal who would rather rob than work, while driving around in his Mercedes Benz, no less!! Makes me want to barf!