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Raleigh man pleads guilty in Scotty McCreery robbery

A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a May 2014 home invasion involving American Idol winner and North Carolina State University student Scotty McCreery.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a May 2014 home invasion involving American Idol winner and North Carolina State University student Scotty McCreery.

Mikkail Jamal Shaw, of 2904 Nina Court, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree kidnapping, three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.

McCreery was visiting an apartment at 2130 Wolftech Lane around 2 a.m. on May 5, 2014, when, according to arrest warrants, Shaw and two other men allegedly forced their way inside and held the country singer and three of his friends at gunpoint.

Arrest warrants say the alleged robbers stole wallets, about $800 in cash, cellphones and a laptop computer.

Shaw will be sentenced on Tuesday and could face up to 1,168 months in prison, or about 97 years.

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