Raleigh police arrest suspect in robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery, friends

The Associated Press
May 7, 2014 05:26 AM

FILE - This April 6, 2014 file photo shows singer Scotty McCreery at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Police say 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, May 5, to an apartment about a mile from campus. Three suspects armed with guns are reported to have taken wallets, cash and electronic items. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends.

Mikkail Jamal Shaw, 19, has been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy after he turned himself in Tuesday night, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a statement. It was not clear if Shaw has an attorney.

Police were also looking for other suspects, Sughrue said.

Officers were called to an apartment about a mile from North Carolina State University, where McCreery is a sophomore, around 2 a.m. Monday. McCreery was visiting the apartment when three armed men broke in and took wallets, cash and electronics, investigators said. No one was hurt.

McCreery, 20, won TV's "American Idol" in 2011 and was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year. He also has been a pitchman for Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits.


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