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Chapel Hill carjacking suspects caught

Posted August 28, 2012 2:45 p.m. EDT
Updated August 29, 2012 7:05 a.m. EDT

— Two Durham men have been charged in connection with a carjacking that happened in Chapel Hill, police said Tuesday.

Marcus Dontae Carpenter, 21, of Holloway Street, and Mark Troy Smith, 19, of North Duke Street, were charged with one count each of larceny of a motor vehicle, common law robbery and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, according to Chapel Hill police. The charges are all felonies.

Police said the carjacking happened about 4:20 p.m. Monday on Gristmill Lane. A victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not provide further details about the incident.

The suspects were each held in the Orange County jail under a $20,000 secured bond.