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Detectives: Son protected mom during robbery in own driveway

Posted October 16, 2010 12:01 p.m. EDT
Updated October 16, 2010 9:47 p.m. EDT

— Halifax County detectives say that a son protected his mother from two armed men and a getaway driver Thursday during a robbery in her own driveway south of Weldon.

Lt. B.L. Martin said that two armed men approached the mother and son while they were in a vehicle under the carport at their home on Reese's Store Road around 1:40 p.m. The men pointed their guns at the victims and demanded money.

The son, though, managed to get into their house and grab a gun, Martin said. He went back outside and fired at the men.

He hit Kiamond Drew 19, of Scotland Neck, in the leg. One of the suspects fired back, Martin said.

Drew and two others, Desmond Whitaker, 24, of Enfield, and Raylon Parker, 22, of Enfield, fled in a getaway car.

Deputies responding to the robbery spotted a vehicle that matched a description of the getaway car and stopped it on Blue Sky Road. Martin said that two of the suspects were apprehended at the scene. A third suspect fled on foot but was apprehended later that day.

Deputies and a K-9 unit from the Weldon police force recovered a double-barrel shotgun on Reese's Store Road and a 12-gauge pump shotgun on Blue Sky Road. Martin said that investigators believe those weapons were used in the robbery.

Whitaker, Drew and Parker were charged with two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy.

Whitaker and Parker were being held at the Halifax County Jail on separate $50,000 bonds

Drew made his $100,000 bond and was not in custody Saturday night.

State Department of Correction records show that Parker has a 2006 conviction for misdemeanor drug possession and Whitaker has a 2007 conviction for failing to stop for police.