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Cumberland County man arrested in string of 2017 assaults, robberies

Posted January 16, 2018 8:09 p.m. EST

— A Cumberland County man wanted in connection with several 2017 incidents was arrested Tuesday.

Authorities said warrants for breaking and entering and larceny were taken out against Emmanuel Terrell Robinson in June after authorities said he broke into a home on Colliers Chapel Church Road in Linden and ran from the residence when the homeowner returned.

In July, authorities said Robinson robbed and struck a woman while she sat in her car near Colliers Chapel Church Road and Wall Street in Linden. Authorities said Robinson was attempting to pull the woman, who he was acquainted with, out of the car when he stole her cell phone and wallet and ran from the scene.

In October, authorities said Robinson assaulted a woman on Warhorse Street in Fayetteville. The woman was found unconscious following the attack and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and later transferred to UNC Medical Center, where she remained in a coma for several months as a result of the attack, deputies said.

Authorities said Robinson and the woman were in a relationship at the time of the assault.

Robinson, who was also wanted on two probation violations, was located at a home at 1037 Rhemish Drive in Fayetteville and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshal Service.

Robinson was charged with breaking and entering, common law robbery, attempted first-degree murder, larceny, possession of stolen property, assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, habitual larceny, felony conspiracy, shoplifting and probation violations.

Robinson was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond Tuesday night.

Terry Barnes Vaughn, 52, was also arrested Tuesday and charged with harboring and aiding a fugitive for her role in helping Robinson evade arrest, authorities said.

Vaughn, who was also wanted on other charges, was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.

Robinson and Vaughn are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.