Former NCSU athlete wanted in attempted robbery

November 5, 2010 8:17:43 PM PDT
A former NC State basketball star is wanted in connection with an attempted home invasion robbery at the home of another NC State athlete.Warrants have been obtained charging 25-year-old Gavin Troy Grant with first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The attempted robbery happened on September 24 around 10 p.m at an apartment on Crossroads Arbor Way.

Police say two suspects forced their way into the apartment and assaulted the man and a woman inside.

The victims fought off the suspects before they fled without completing the robbery.

One of the victims in the case is former NC State baseball player Domonique Rodgers.

The 23-year-old was arrested four hours after the incident for running a marijuana operation at his house.

The female victim, who has not been identified, told police she had been kicked and Rodgers had been pistol-whipped during the invasion.

One of the suspects in the case was later identified as Grant. Police are still trying to identify the second suspect.

Efforts to locate Grant remain underway. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts or other information that may assist the investigation of the case is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

Jamaica-born Grant stands approximately 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds.

He played on NC State's basketball team from 2004 to 2008 and most recently in the NBA Development League for the Utah Flash.

In 2005 and 2006, he faced possible deportation, but was eventually allowed to stay in the country.

In January 2009, Grant was charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses related to credit card fraud at a department store at Triangle Town Center.

ABC11 Eyewitness News reached out to Rodgers and NC State University, but neither wanted to comment on the incident.

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