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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Friday, May 4, 2018

Roseboro Man Charged with Carjacking on Interstate 95

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that in federal court, before United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II, RAYMOND LEE BRYANT, JR, of Roseboro, North Carolina, was charged in a federal Criminal Complaint with carjacking and carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking. 

According to the affidavit attached to the Criminal Complaint, BRYANT, is alleged to have committed multiple carjackings on Interstate 95 in Dunn, North Carolina on May 3, 2018.  BRYANT is alleged to have approached a semi-truck and trailer, forced the driver and passenger out of the truck at gunpoint after firing a round and attempted to drive the truck away.  As BRYANT was backing up the truck, it jack-knifed which blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 95.  BRYANT exited the truck, attempted to carjack another semi-truck and trailer however the driver of that truck exited the vehicle as he saw BRYANT approach.  BRYANT then approached a third vehicle, had a confrontation with the two occupants, the two occupants fled the vehicle and BRYANT sped from Harnett County in the truck heading north on Interstate 95.

The charge and allegations contained in the Criminal Complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative, which was newly implemented by United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case.



Violent Crime
Updated May 4, 2018