Former N.C. State player Gavin Grant found not guilty of robbery charges

Gavin Grant, a former standout N.C. State basketball player, was acquitted Thursday of first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon charges related to a home invasion robbery.The jury’s decision in Wake County Superior Court capped a trial that started Monday with prosecutors contending the 6-foot-8 Grant was one of two men who broke into a West Raleigh apartment in September 2010, armed with a gun and demanding money from one of the residents.

The incident occurred in September 2010.

Eliza Jacobellis, a woman in the Raleigh apartment, dialed 911 on Sept. 24, 2010 to report that two men were trying to take her boyfriend’s money.

Former N.C. State baseball player Domonique Andrews Rodgers, one of the accusers, told police he knew his attackers, offering the names of Grant and another former Wolfpack basketball player —Farnold Degand, who had an alibi.

— Reported by Anne Blythe of the News Observer

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