Suspect arrested in Scotty McCreery’s home burglary


RALEIGH (WTVD) — Raleigh police have arrested a suspect in connection with the home invasion style robbery where American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and some friends were the victims.

It happened around 2 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex near the N.C. State campus where McCreery is a student.

According to Raleigh police, three armed people came into the home and took wallets, cash, and electronic items before fleeing.

Police estimate the value of the items stolen as over $1,600, including a $400 iPhone belonging to McCreery, and a $1,200 laptop belonging to one of McCreery’s friends.

No one was hurt.

“They were like ‘Get down. Get on the floor and give us everything you got,'” said someone in the 911 call.

The caller said the robbers told the group to count down from 100 before they were allowed to get up.

On Wednesday, police charged Mikkail Jamal Shaw, 19, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities are still searching for the other suspects.

McCreery, a native of Garner, won the tenth season of American Idol.

He is finishing up his sophomore year at N.C. State.

Anyone with information that might assist detectives is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit

McCreery addressed the incident on Twitter Monday:


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