Third arrest, charges added in Raleigh, Knightdale armed robberies

From staff reportsNovember 21, 2012 

Julius Carlton Cotton


— Police on Tuesday evening charged a third man in one of a series of armed robberies for which two men were in court earlier in the day.

Knightdale police filed charges against one of those two, raising the robbery counts against him to seven.

In Raleigh, police charged Julius Carlton Cotton, 38, of 3208 Tradewind Court, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon with Deshaun King and Bruce Talley. He also was charged with failure to appear in court on an earlier misdemeanor charge.

Cotton was named in robberies at a Citgo gas station at 6908 Glenwood Ave. and Bobby’s Groceries on Garner Road on Nov. 6. Those were among October and November cases in which police charged King and Talley on Monday.

Cotton had been listed as a conspirator with them in those two heists.

The warrant charging Cotton says robbers took a case of beer, cigarettes and cash from the Citgo and beer and cash from Bobby’s Groceries.

A handgun was used in both robberies, warrants charge.

Cotton lives three doors from a house where police arrested King.

Cotton was being held on a $200,500 bond.

In related charges, Knightdale police filed a warrant accusing King of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit that offense and second-degree kidnapping in an Oct. 31 robbery at the Asa Food Mart on Poole Road.

They had charged Talley in that case at the time Raleigh police arrested him.

The latest accusation added $500,000 to King’s bond of $1,003,000 on the previous charges.

Talley was being held without bond because he also is charged with probation violation.

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