RALEIGH — A home invasion robbery in the Oakwood neighborhood that left a man paralyzed early last month was the fourth such crime that two brothers committed together in less than two weeks time, according to grand jury indictments handed down this week.
Shabar Master Marshall, 16, of 208 N. Dixon Ave. in Cary and his older brother Jahaad Tariem Marshall, 26, of 1447 Garner Road in Raleigh were arrested early the morning of Jan. 7 when they were charged with breaking into a home on East Lane Street and shooting a man and threatening his wife with sexual assault.
Since then, investigators have linked the Marshall brothers to three other home invasion robberies near Trawick Road in North Raleigh. The grand jury indictments indicate the homes were about a mile apart and that two of the burglaries occurred on the same night at homes about 125 feet apart.
Among the items reported stolen during the home invasions in December were two handguns, including a .380 caliber handgun that matched the caliber of the weapon used during the early morning home invasion on East Lane Street.
Police declined to say whether the stolen weapon was the one used in the Jan. 7 robbery and shooting.
I cannot discuss that because obviously its evidence in a criminal case, said Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
Investigators think the brothers were together when Jahaad Marshall stole a black Llama .380 caliber ACP handgun during a home invasion robbery Dec. 26 at a home in the 2100 block of Hatton Way, according to the indictments. The residents of the home told police the firearm was valued at $150.
Investigators say the Marshalls burglarized another home that same night about 125 feet away in the 4000 block of Toccopola Street. A black folding pocket knife, Hewlett-Packard printer and an Ipod Touch were taken, according to the indictments.
Four days later, police think the Marshalls targeted another home a little over a mile away in the 3100 block of Sherry Drive. Police say the brothers took another firearm, a .25 caliber Raven pistol with wood grips, and cash.
The grand jury on Monday also indicted Shabar Marshall for a fifth burglary, on Dec. 11, at a home in the 2200 block of Dorety Place, a little over a mile from Sherry Drive. His brother has not been charged with that burglary.
Investigators have accused Shabar Marshall of breaking into the home and taking a silver-colored Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $800.
Jahaad Marshall has a lengthy criminal record in South Carolina, dating back to 2003, when he was convicted of burglary and theft. He was convicted of burglary also in 2006, and convicted of third-degree arson and grand larceny in 2009.
After his arrest last month, Shabar Marshall told police he was a student at Cary High School, but Wake County school officials said he is not enrolled.