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Five arrested for Wake County robberies

Posted May 16, 2009 10:09 a.m. EDT
Updated May 17, 2009 10:27 p.m. EDT

— Wake County sheriff’s deputies have charged five men they allege worked together in two Friday night robberies.

The first incident took place at on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh. A man said he was watching television with two friends at around 9 p.m. when three men wearing red bandannas broke down the door.

When he ran to get his gun, the victim said, his two friends hid in a closet. He said the intruders held him and the women at gunpoint before fleeing with cash and his gun.

Police said two of the victims sustained minor injuries.

About 90 minutes later, arrest warrants indicate that the men attempted to rob Sean Dane Mickens Jr., 18, at his home on Bitternut Lane in Garner. One of the intruders hit Mickens in the head with a handgun.

Mickens’ mother, Lavonne Johnson, called 911 after hearing gun shots.

“All I could see was my son bleeding and landing in the middle of the …kitchen floor in a pool of blood,” Johnson said.

Deputies set up a search in the area after the break-in was reported, and briefly blocked off a portion of Jones Sausage Road Friday night.

Deputies later caught up with the suspects driving Ford Crown Victoria.

The five men face multiple burglary, assault, kidnapping and weapons charges.

Perry Antonio Brown II, 19, Tyrone Gerard Wright, 23, and Alfonso James Knight Jr., 19, Derrick Rashad Daniels, 21, and Dominic Cortez Lottie, 19, are charged with kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with intent to kill, first-degree burglary and armed robbery.

The suspects were jailed Saturday morning in Wake County. All of the suspects, except Daniels, are being held on a $761,000 bond. He was being held on $766,000 bond.

Daniels, of Moore County, is a suspect in a third robbery earlier this week. 

According to the warrant for his arrest, Daniels forced his way into the home of some acquaintances at Lenoxplace Circle in Raleigh Monday and took $50 in cash and a computer. Garner Sgt. Chris Clayton said Daniels had been staying at the apartment, and when residents refused him entry he broke in.

Daniels faces three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of first degree burglary, one count attempted robbery with dangerous weapon, one count of conspiracy, one count of felony larceny, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying concealed gun.

According to state Department of Correction records, Lottie and Wright were on probation for offenses in Moore County at the time of the robberies in which they are charged.

DOC records show Wright was placed on probation April 15 for a conviction for common-law robbery, and Lottie got probation after conviction for possession of drugs with intent to sell on March 28.

Wright served nearly 6 months in 2005 for violating probation after being convicted twice each of larceny and motor vehicle break-in. Lottie served nearly 5 months in 2008 for receiving a stolen vehicle conviction and a violation of probation from an earlier drug conviction.

Daniels was convicted of assault in 2004 in Wake County, DOC records show.