Fake cops use stun gun on infant in home invasion in North Carolina

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Naquan Lavert Bryant and Rashad Eugene Curlee (images courtesy Sampson County Sheriff's Office)

The Sampson County Sheriff's Office has charged two men with dressing as police officers during a home invasion robbery and using a stun gun on children - including a 4-month-old.

Investigators said it happened Tuesday just after 5 p.m. The Sampson County 911 center got a call about a breaking and entering in progress in the 68-hundred block of Hobbton Highway in Clinton.

Deputies arriving on scene saw two men wearing dark clothing and vests with "SWAT" printed on them. The men ran when they saw the officers arriving.

One suspect, Naquan Lavert Bryant, 20, of Raleigh, was captured a short distance from the residence armed with a stun gun and a pellet gun.

A second suspect, Rashad Eugene Curlee, 26, also of Raleigh, was captured in a wooded area behind the home.

Deputies say Bryant and Curlee - along with an unidentified third suspect - forced their way into the home that had two adults and five children inside.

One of the children, an 11-year-old, hid in a closet and called for help, but was soon discovered by one of the suspects who pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her. During the robbery, the suspects shocked some of the victims, including a 4-month-old infant, with a stun gun. The infant was shocked in the face. Four of the victims were treated and released for stun gun burn marks on the scene by Sampson County EMS.

"It is despicable that someone would torture children, and for what, a little cash. I am thankful that we were able to capture at least two of the three individuals responsible for this heinous act. We will continue to work diligently to identify the third suspect," said Sheriff Jimmy Thornton in a statement.

The third suspect left the scene in a grey vehicle prior to the deputy's arrival. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at (910) 592-4141 or the Confidential Tip Line at (910) 564-5261.

Bryant is charged with the following: robbery with a dangerous weapon (3 counts); first-degree kidnapping; second-degree kidnapping (6 counts); attempted first-degree forcible rape; conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; burglary - forcible entry; assault on a child under 12 (2 counts); assault with a deadly weapon; simple assault (2 counts); assault by pointing a gun (4 counts); impersonation of a law enforcement officer; interfering with emergency communications; and resisting officers.

Bond was set at a million dollars.

Curlee is charged with the following: robbery with a dangerous weapon (3 counts); first-degree kidnapping; second-degree kidnapping (6 counts); attempted first-degree forcible rape; conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; burglary - forcible entry; assault on a child under 12 (2 counts); assault with a deadly weapon; simple assault (2 counts); assault by pointing a gun (4 counts); impersonation of a law enforcement officer; interfering with emergency communications; and resisting officers.

Bond for Curlee was also set at a million dollars.
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