By David Leone
RALEIGH — A River Haven Apartments resident was taken into custody Friday for an attempted robbery gone wrong that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old.
Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven Place, Apt. 203, was arrested on a warrant by Raleigh Police Officer K.A. Thompson at the Wake County jail annex and charged with murder.
He is also charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and another unstated offense and is being held without bond.
River Haven Apartments is located off Capital Boulevard just south of the Neuse River.
Previlon’s alleged victim, Curtis Ray Woodard, of an unknown address, was struck with a bottle at about 11:15 p.m. Oct. 7 on the 900 block of East Hargett Street, Raleigh, Jim Sughrue, Raleigh police public affairs representative, said in a release.
“I just encountered a younger gentleman chasing an older guy up the street with a bottle. He was about to assault him,” the 911 caller stated the night of the assault.
The caller added that the older man was wearing a suit and tie and was carrying bags and his younger pursuer appeared to be wearing pajamas. The older man fell, the caller said.
Upon their arrival at the scene, officers located Woodard, who was injured, according to Sughrue. The suspect had fled the scene on foot.
Officers established a perimeter and with the help of a Wake County Sheriff’s Office K9 team, Previlon was found and detained a short time later on the 200 block of South State Street, about six blocks away.
Woodard was transported to WakeMed with serious injuries. He died Oct. 23.
Previlon was transported to the Wake County jail and charged with attempted murder and held under a $1 million bond. The charge was later upgraded to murder.