A Wake County grand jury handed up indictments on Monday in the case of Kendrick Gregory, the man accused of murder, rape, kidnapping and robbery in a violent rampage through Wake County late last month.
Gregory, who was arrested in New York City, has been fighting extradition back to Wake County.
The indictments, accusing the 21-year-old Gregory of 11 felonious charges, provide the Wake County District Attorney’s office with the paperwork necessary to begin the process to return him to Wake County to stand trial.
The grand jury indictments accuse Gregory of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the Aug. 31 death of Thomas Melvin Durand, the owner of Mr. Pawn on Capital Boulevard.
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Gregory also is accused of first-degree rape and a first-degree sexual offense against a 15-year-old girl on Aug. 31 and kidnapping. The indictments accuse him of assaulting a 27-year-old man with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury, and robbing him of $780 with a dangerous weapon.
In a crime spree that played out throughout the day on Aug. 31, Gregory is accused of stealing $4,300 from the International Foods store on New Hope Church Road while a woman was present and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon against two men while there.
He also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon .
Several days after the violent spree, Gregory’s mother told a reporter at The News & Observer that her son suffered from mental illness and had not been able to get proper treatment.
Alicia Gregory said her son had been admitted to at least two hospitals for mental health treatment and on one occasion tried to commit suicide.