Police arrest suspect in Scotty McCreery robbery

The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:08am (PDT)
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends.

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    Police say 19-year-old old Mikkail Jamal Shaw has been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy after he turned himself in Tuesday night. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney.

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    In a statement, police spokesman Jim Sughrue says police are looking for other suspects.

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    Officers were called to an apartment near North Carolina State University where McCreery is a sophomore early Monday. Police said McCreery was visiting the apartment when three armed men broke in and took wallets, cash and electronics. No one was hurt.

    The 20-year-old McCreery won TV's "American Idol" in 2011 and was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year.

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