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Suspects in Raleigh store owner's death face federal charges

Posted April 15, 2012 1:23 p.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2014 12:45 p.m. EDT

— Four men who face state murder charges in the death of a Raleigh store owner have been indicted on federal robbery and weapons charges.

A federal grand jury indicted Kwamane Monte Everett, 21, of 5504 Chatt St. in Raleigh, and Dariel Travionte Haddock, 20, Steven Marcel Cooley, 20, and Demario Quentel Williams, 21, all of Greenville, in connection with the Jan. 8 robbery of a Food Lion store in Greenville. The men were charged with Hobbs Act robbery, possessing an unregistered firearm and using or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence or possessing a firearm in furtherance of the crime.

The indictment states that the four men carried a handgun and a short-barreled shotgun and stole $4,640 from the Food Lion.

Greenville police arrested the four men during a traffic stop shortly after the Jan. 8 robbery, and Raleigh police detectives noticed the similarities with the Dec. 2, 2011 robbery of the M3 Tobacco store at 3132-101 Calvary Drive, search warrants state.

During that robbery, the store's popular owner, Majid Mohram, 39, was shot in the chest and killed. Everett, Haddock, Cooley and Williams all face first-degree murder charges in his death.