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Fayetteville police arrest suspect in attack on elderly couple

Posted April 29, 2009 11:08 a.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2009 2:53 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police arrested Evans Jermaine Jones Wednesday afternoon. He is suspected of a robbery and knife attack on an elderly couple on Summerhill Court Tuesday.

Jones, 27, whose last known addresses are 5700 Homestead Court and 6137 Sante Fe Drive, faces two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Officers responded to 220 Summerhill Court Tuesday afternoon and found Herman Kennedy, 79,  and his wife, Anngrette Kennedy, 76, with cuts on their throats, police said.

The couple told police they met the man a few days earlier and had invited him over to their home. The case was initially reported as a home invasion, but police said the couple allowed the man into the home before the attack.

Jones stole property from the home before fleeing, police said.

The couple remained in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Wednesday. They were in stable condition.