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Three charged in Kittrell slaying, home invasion

Posted March 19, 2010 10:35 a.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2010 11:30 a.m. EDT

— Three men face murder charges in the death of a man shot during a home invasion early Tuesday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Pat Green said that several men armed with a shotgun and handgun broke into a home at 40 Bailey's Drive, southeast of Kittrell, and tried to rob Anthony Perry, 31. Perry was shot once with the handgun, killing him.

Green said preliminary indications are that Taron Reed, 19, of 212 Noblin Road in Oxford, was the shooter. Reed was injured by bird shot and was treated and released from Duke University Hospital.

Along with Reed, Denalle Anderson, 22, of 119 Rectory St. in Oxford, and Damian Evans, 17, of 205 Railroad Ave. in Oxford, face charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

They were all being held in the Franklin County Jail Friday without bond.

Green said that Perry's home has been robbed before, and investigators believe that the suspects were trying to steal marijuana.

Anderson was released in prison in April 2009 after serving a six-month sentence for violating his probation for drug-dealing convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.