Pair charged in connection with deadly attempted robbery in Rowan County

Pair charged in connection with deadly attempted robbery in Rowan County

Blakeney, Mitchell

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly attempted robbery that took place in Rowan County last month.

Deputies were called to a home along Foster Road in Woodleaf around 4 a.m on Sept. 14.

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When they got there, they reportedly discovered 35-year-old Robin Otto Worth Jr. dead in the front yard.

An investigation revealed Worth, 40-year-old Dundrielle Blakeney and 24-year-old Dandre Mitchell drove to the home earlier that night and tried to rob two men inside.


Investigators said that during the attempted robbery, both Worth and Blakeney fired shots that hit the men. One of the victims fired back, hitting and killing Worth.

That's when Blakeney and Mitchell took off and left Worth lying outside the home.

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Blakeney, Mitchell

(Blakeney, Mitchell)

Deputies said the two victims showed up at an emergency room with serious injuries but are expected to be OK.

The shooting investigation was reviewed by the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office and investigators said murder charges related to Worth's death will not be filed, based on self-defense.

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Blakeney is facing a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Mitchell has been charged with felony attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He may also face drug charges related to his arrest.

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