Two men charged in Raleigh robbery in which two were hurt

From staff reportsNovember 30, 2012 

— Police charged two men early Friday in a robbery in which a man was stabbed in the chest and a woman was hit in the face outside a convenience store on New Bern Avenue.

Jesse Martin Mclaurin, 19, and Cortney Rakeem Barnes, 24, were charged after questioning by detectives.

The robbery happened about 7:30 outside 1601 New Bern Ave., police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Nicolas O'Brien Mitchell, 21, was stabbed in the chest and cut on his face and hands during the robbery, Sughrue said.

Mitchell was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Chaquana Leanne Roberson, 23, was treated at the same hospital for facial injuries she suffered when she was kicked or punched, Sughrue said.

Mclaurin was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit that offense, felony conspiracy, assault inflicting body injury and carrying a concealed weapon.

Magistrates set his bond at $500,000.

Barnes was accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit that and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was held on a $250,000 bond.

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