A federal grand jury has indicted two Charlotte men in connection with the May robbery of a Lake Wylie couple shot and killed at their home last month in a crime that remains unsolved.
The grand jury indicted Jamell Cureton, 22, and Nana Adoma, 19, on charges of interstate robbery and weapons violations during a violent crime – the May 25 robbery of Doug and Debbie London at their Charlotte mattress store, according to court documents released Wednesday.
Both men are in jail pending trial, the documents state. Cureton has previous convictions for drug offenses, probation violation and carrying a concealed weapon, court and police records show.
Doug London shot Cureton during the robbery attempt, to which Cureton later confessed, and Adoma confessed to being a lookout, documents show.
A third man, David Fudge, 21, of Charlotte, is free on probation after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact of the robbery.
On Oct. 23, Debbie London, 61, and Doug London, 63, were shot in their lakefront house around 8 p.m. York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant declined Wednesday to discuss the homicide investigation or whether the robbery in Charlotte is connected to the October killings.
Cureton and Adoma were in jail at the time the Londons were killed.
Bryant did say he is pleased federal authorities are seeking justice for the May robbery, despite the deaths of the only two witnesses in the case.
“I am thankful the prosecution is going forward on the Charlotte case even though the victims, Doug and Debbie London, are deceased,” Bryant said.
Days after the Londons were killed, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office took over the Charlotte robbery case from Mecklenburg County, N.C., prosecutors.
Federal authorities have declined to say if there is any connection between the Charlotte robbery and the Lake Wylie killings, or why federal agents and prosecutors decided to get involved in the robbery case when it was already being prosecuted in North Carolina courts.
At the Oct. 29 funeral for the couple, Leslie Musgrove said her brother died with a gun in his hand defending his family, but police have not commented on whether London was armed when he was killed.