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Son arrested, father sought in Durham robbery

Posted November 24, 2010 2:40 p.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2010 2:41 p.m. EST

— An 18-year-old Durham man is behind bars under a $1 million bond, and his father is being sought by police in connection with an October robbery.

Police believe that Walter Jerome Kelly, 38, and his son Dearngre Trayvon Kelley robbed two men at gunpoint on Queen Street, near East Main Street, late Oct. 26.

Walter Kelly, of Elizabeth Street, is wanted on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.

Anyone with information on Kelly’s whereabouts should call police at 919-560-4935, extension 29415 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

Dearngre Kelley was arrested Nov. 9 and placed in the Durham County Jail under a $1,020,000 secured bond.

He faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy and felony probation violation.

State Department of Correction records show that Dearngre Kelley was convicted on Aug. 4 of two counts of accessory after the fact of felony armed robbery. He was given a split sentence, in which he served two months in jail and then went on probation.

His father also has a criminal record, dating from 1990, DOC records show. Walter Kelly was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in 2006 and served two years in prison. He also has convictions for assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female and drug possession.