Harnett County man charged with robbing Dollar General stores

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comNovember 13, 2013 

— Law officers think a Harnett County man is responsible for a series of crimes, including armed robberies, that stretched across six counties, including Wake.

Kentrell Donta Brayboy has been accused of robberies, kidnappings and felony assault in Harnett, Sampson, Cumberland and Moore counties. The robberies included Dollar General store holdups in Clinton and Willow Spring, along with an armed robbery of a Family Dollar store in Fayetteville, court records show.

Brayboy was hiding in the closet of home in Sanford when he was arrested on Oct. 13 by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, Brandon Taylor, a spokesman with the U.S. Marshal’s Service reported on Wednesday.

Brayboy was in the Wake County jail Wednesday in lieu of $1.62 million bail.

Brayboy, 21, of 36 Bethune Street in Bunnlevel has been charged with five felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; three counts of second-degree kidnapping; one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury; conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses; identity theft; driving without an operators license and giving fictitious information to an officer, according to arrest warrants filed Tuesday at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

Arrest warrants indicated the armed robberies started Sept. 19. Police have accused Brayboy of conspiring with another man to rob a Dollar General store in Willow Spring and kidnap two employees at gunpoint.

Two days later on Sept. 21, Harnett County sheriff’s deputies say Brayboy used a black, semi-automatic handgun to rob two employees at a Dollar General store in Bunnlevel. The gunman stole $400 from the business, court records show.

On Sept. 24, Fayetteville police reported that a man they think is Brayboy walked into a Family Dollar store on Raeford Road and brought items to the checkout counter. Police say he pulled out a handgun and demanded cash while the store clerk was ringing up the items.

The man received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, police reported. Police reviewed surveillance video from the robbery and determined that the suspect may have been wearing a wig underneath a basball cap.

On Sept. 29, police in Clinton think Brayboy robbed two employees at a Dollar General. The gunman took $2,221 in cash, court records show.

Moore County authorities think Brayboy is responsible for an armed robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, court records show.

Brayboy has also been accused of trying to cash a $330 counterfeit check in Erwin in May and identity theft in Chatham County in July, court records show.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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