Police obtain DNA samples from brothers charged in home invasion, sexual assault

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comMay 8, 2013 

— Police have obtained DNA samples from two brothers charged earlier this year with a home invasion and sexual assault in a historic Raleigh neighborhood.

Jahaad Tariem Marshall, 26, of 1447 Garner Road, and his brother, Shabar Master Marshall, 16, of 208 N. Dixon in Cary, have been in custody at the Wake County jail since January after police charged them with the early morning shooting and robbery at an East Lane Street home on Jan. 7.

Investigators say it was about 3 a.m. when the two brothers, armed with pistols and stun guns, crawled through an open window at the home, startled awake a sleeping husband and wife, hit them both with a stun gun and forced them to lie down on the floor, according to search warrants made public Wednesday afternoon at the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office.

Shabar Marshall told police that he and his brother looked through the window and saw the couple sleeping, court records show.

Police have accused both men of sexually assaulting the woman. Investigators learned that the male victim, being held downstairs by one brother, began calling for his wife while she was upstairs. When he began to struggle with the brother holding him, the other brother ran downstairs. The woman then escaped and went to a neighbor’s house to call 911. Her husband was shot in the back and left paralyzed by the gunshot wound, court records show.

The Marshalls left in a gray 1988 Cadillac Deville, but were apprehended a short time later.

Police found the husband’s wallet, identification and credit cards near Jahaad Marshall when he was captured, court records show. He also had a .380-caliber handgun in his possession, police reported.

Police also seized clothing, a laptop computer, cameras, an air pistol and handgun from the Cadillac.

Police have charged Jahaad Marshall with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree rape, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is being held under a $5 million bail.

Shabar Marshall, is also being held on a $5 million bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree sex offense and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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