12/11/05 — Area man will face charge in '05 attack

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Area man will face charge in '05 attack

By Jack Stephens
Published in News on December 11, 2005 2:07 AM

A Dudley man has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on a charge of attempted murder and four other men have been indicted in robbery cases.

Dennis Cleveland Young, 23, of Athens Drive is accused by Goldsboro police of trying to murder a woman on Feb. 3 in her apartment in the 900 block of Lincoln Drive.

Renatta Lane told police that an unknown black man knocked on her door, then barged inside and struck her with a hammer. Ms. Lane was treated for her injuries, admitted and later released from Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Young was not arrested until June 7, when he was charged by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad with a felony drug violation in the 1100 block of Courtyard Circle. A further investigation led to the attempted murder charge.

Two people -- Marcus Demetrius Benton, 20, of Courtyard Circle and Shawnquel Camorra Futrell, 17, of Ball Street -- have been indicted on three counts of armed robbery and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. Futrell also was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Benton and Futrell were arrested after a police investigation into six robbery cases of convenience stores or delivery men in about five weeks from mid-April to mid-May.

Two other people -- Tishan Geigher, 21, of Courtyard Circle and Lindsay William Young, 17, of Bright Street -- were indicted on charges of first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon while inflicting serious injury.

Geigher and Young were accused by police of breaking into an apartment in the 400 block of Courtyard Circle on June 19, displaying a handgun, taking cash, firing shots, pistol-whipping a man and trying to rob him.

The victim, Antonio Jones of Wilson, was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.

The grand jurors handed up 53 true bills of indictment during their December meeting.

Sixteen people were indicted on such property crimes as burglary, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Ten others were indicted on drug offenses.

The grand jury returned seven true bills on weapons violations, five on such fraud offenses as embezzlement, false pretense and larceny by an employee, four on armed robbery charges, three on assault charges and one each for attempted murder and a sex offense.

Five people were indicted as habitual felons. If any are convicted of a fourth non-overlapping offense, then the sentence would be lengthened significantly.