Garner police charge three with robbery and shooting at man’s home

From staff reportsDecember 21, 2012 

— Police have charged three people with numerous felonies in connection with a robbery and shooting of a man at his home Thursday afternoon.

Dwight Daniel Hinton, Gary Anthony Crowder and Angelica Joyce Williams are accused of breaking into the home of James Sheppard at 905 Benson Road at about 4 p.m. Thursday. Sheppard was shot in the leg with a .45-caliber pistol, according to arrest warrants.

Police found the gun at the scene, they said.

All three were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and to break and enter. In addition, Hinton was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and Williams and Crowder were charged with aiding and abetting the assault.

Arrest warrants say Williams is 18 and lives at 114 Purvis St. in Garner and that Hinton is 22 and lives at 724 Lunar Drive in Raleigh. Online arrest reports indicate that Garner officers arrested the two at 4 a.m. Friday at 400 Aversboro Road.

The robbery count, according to the warrants, stems from taking a cell phone from another man who was at the house.

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