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Raleigh home invasion suspects face new charges

Posted January 9, 2013 3:54 p.m. EST
Updated January 10, 2013 10:27 p.m. EST

— Two brothers accused of shooting a man and sexually assaulting his wife in Raleigh's historic Oakwood district face new charges in a December home invasion, according to arrest warrants.

Investigators say Shabar Master Marshall, 16, and his brother, Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, 26, broke into a home on Dorety Place in east Raleigh in the middle of the night, held a woman at gunpoint and stole $15 in cash and two laptop computers on Dec. 11.

Both men were arrested this week on multiple charges after a woman reported being attacked and her husband shot in the back on East Lane Street around 3 a.m. Monday. Prosecutors say the man could be paralyzed.

The crimes happened about 5 miles apart.

In the December case, Shabar Marshall and Jahaad Marshall were each charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Court records show that Jahaad Marshall has a criminal history that includes armed robbery and arson charges, including a 2008 case in South Carolina, in which he was accused of holding a couple at gunpoint and stealing their cellphone, credit cards, money and car.

He was released from prison in 2010 and was on probation in North Carolina at the time of his arrest on Tuesday.

In the East Lane Street case, Jahaad Marshall was charged with  first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Shabar Marshall faces first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and first-degree forcible sex offense charges. 

They were both jailed under a $5 million bond for the East Lane Street case and a $2 million bond for the December case.

Neighbors in the Oakwood community gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday evening at Remnant of Christ church on East Lane Street. Many said their sense of safety has been shattered.

"In 20 years, I've never seen anything like this," said Oakwood resident Greg Lewbart.

"I think we are all kind of edgy," said Remnant of Christ Pastor Pamela Spence. She said she hopes the victims "know that their community is standing together in prayer with them tonight."

The female victim's brother, who attended the vigil, said the victims are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community.

He said his brother-in-law is a hero, who took a bullet to save his wife from the assault.

"I think, without question, he saved his wife's life and may have saved his own life," the brother-in-law said. "We're just eternally grateful for what he did."