Police charge two men in string of armed robberies in Raleigh

rgallagher@newsobserver.comNovember 20, 2012 

— Police have charged two men with a string of armed robberies in Raleigh that began late last month.

Deshaun Markus King, 23, and Bruce Darnell Talley, 26, were arrested Monday. Police think the two robbed six mostly small businesses in Raleigh using a silver or dark-gray handgun, and that Talley robbed a seventh business in Knightdale.

No one was reported hurt in any of the robberies.

According to arrest warrants, police think King and Talley robbed a Han-Dee Hugo’s gas station on Oct. 28; a Lira gas station on Atlantic Avenue and the D and T Mini Mart on Western Boulevard on Oct. 29; Bobby’s Grocery on Garner Road and a Citgo gas station on Nov. 6, and a Fairfield Inn and Suites on Nov. 18.

Talley also is charged with robbing the Asa Food Mart on Poole Road in Knightdale on Oct. 31.

King, who has addresses in Youngsville and Kinston, is charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; six counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon; three counts of second-degree kidnapping and two charges of not appearing for court dates on misdemeanor charges.

Talley, who lives at 1603 Joe Louis Ave. in Raleigh, faces seven counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; seven counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon; four counts of second-degree kidnapping and a parole violation.

The kidnapping charges are related to forcing clerks to move or to stay in certain places.

Both men have been convicted of armed robbery before – King in 2007 and Talley in 2006. State prison records show King was released from prison in November 2009, and that Talley was released on Aug. 2 and was on parole at the time of his arrest this week.

King was being held on slightly more than $1 million bail, while Talley was being held without bail because of a parole violation charge.

The arrest warrants filed Monday night list a third man as being involved in the Nov. 6 robberies, but only the two were arrested Monday.

Gallagher: 919-829-4572

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