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NEW INFO: Teen Arrested For Scotty McCreery Robbery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends.

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.

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

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. )


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Police say country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student.

Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to an apartment about a mile from campus. Three suspects armed with guns are reported to have taken wallets, cash and electronic items.

Police say the 20-year-old McCreery was among the victims. No one was injured.

A native of nearby Garner, McCreery won TV's "American Idol" in 2011 and was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year. In addition to being a recording star and a pitchman for Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits, McCreery is wrapping up his sophomore year of college.

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