Teens Sentenced For Crimes In Greenville

Two local teens arrested for a string of armed robberies have been sentenced for their crimes.

Nineteen-year-olds Christopher Dixon and Cedric Prayer, both from Ayden, were sentenced to at least five years in jail on two counts of armed robbery each. They were arrested in April in Greenville for robberies on East 10th Street and on Bellamy Circle.

A third suspect in that case, 21-year-old Emmanuel Burney, is in the Polk Youth Institution.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:39 AM
    I blame their teachers!
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      by Boats on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM in reply to
      Why? Is it the teachers' job to teach these kids the difference between right and wrong. The difference between living as civilized human beings and living like jungle animals. I DON'T THINK SO. It's the job of the parents. Now, if they don't have parents, just a sire and a dam, then it's up to them to learn the difference from somebody that knows the difference.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:13 PM in reply to Boats
        If they don't have someone who is qualified as a good mom and someone who is qualified as a good dad, then who will teach them the difference between right and wrong? I blame the coaches.
  • by In their eyes on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    Everbody no they daddy love them an take care of them juss like they do they babies.mmm mmm I no thats right.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:48 PM
    People are always looking on the negative side of thing's. think positive they might get a chance to have a family reunion and get up with old friends if they are lucky they might meet their father.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:59 PM
    Armed robbery should carry a more hefty sentence. To rob someone at gunpoint and scaring the life out of the victim requires no morals or regard for human life. Minimum for armed robbery should be 20 years. Thats 20 years of hard labor in a chain gang, digging ditches everyday. Today's prison system is a joke, it's like a vacation for these thugs. They get free meals, air conditioned cells, and they get to go outside and have recess everyday. We need to change this.
  • by JC on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:31 PM
    lets see 5 years...up for parole and out of jail in 13 months, real strict system...
  • by Jackie Location: Robersonville on Jan 5, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    So you are listening to Spike now? Black man with his own problems when it comes to his race. It doesn't suprise me on bit. I personally take offense to that comment, but it will take someone like yourself to throw it back in our face whether it be true or not. And in my case and alot others, it is not even close.
  • by nightrain on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    Really. Five years for multiple armed robberies? They're just getting started. They'll be adults when they get released. Bet you they'll be committing armed robberies again, within a month of their release. Some people you just can't help.
  • by Paul on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:23 AM
    Spike Lee made a couple comments about the black youth in a ESPN special about racism. Remembe Spike is a black man. He said that if you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book. He'll never look there. He also stated that there are more young blacks 18 to 25 years old in jail than there is in college. This is coming from an educated black man. This is what happens when you grow up without parental supervison and no role models. God bless us all.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:13 PM in reply to Paul
      Spike is not educated he just lucked up. His movies are not good, so you can save it. He needs to be in jail for making dumb movies.
  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    I'd like to know why the 21 year old is in a Youth facility and not in grown-up jail. Is there some extenuating circumstance?
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      by Paul on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM in reply to Mike
      Mike.......Mike Tyson spent all his time in a youth facility. They were afraid that someone would take on the champ in a adult facility.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    These guys are not "teenagers" but young adults. Either way, they should know right from wrong. Maybe now they will some rehabilitation. I hope they make the most of their time as they surely didn't in the past. How about putting them work to pay for their meals and lodging so they learn how to do an honest days work. Maybe once they gain some self discipline and learn the value of working for a living they will see the error of their ways. Of course, its more likely they will become repeat offenders but one can hope. At least while their oin the joint they can't be menace to society at large. Hard time sends a message take your thuggery else where get out of our town.
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