College Student’s Murder Yields $10

F.T. Norton, Star News Online, December 17, 2012

Four people were arrested late Sunday and early Monday morning in the downtown shooting death Thursday night of a Cape Fear Community College student robbed of a sandwich, cellphone and two $5 bills.

Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., 23, Quintel Raheem Grady, 22, Jasmine Nikole Dottin, 19, and Daniel Edward Henry, 17, are each charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Cromartie, Henry and Dottin are each additionally charged with attempted burglary.



During their first appearances in court Monday, District Attorney Ben David said that on the night of the killing, Cromartie, Henry and Dottin attempted to break into a home on South Churchill Road but ran off after alerting the home owners.

With that plan thwarted, the trio met up with Grady.

“The four of them hatched a plot to go downtown to find a victim or victims to rob. (Cromartie), together with Daniel Henry and Quintel Grady, got out of a car being operated by Jasmine Dottin and stalked and followed a woman in the downtown area. She understood she was being stalked, went into her gated yard and began to call 911, but did not. They left her. This was about 20 minutes before Joshua Proutey was shot and killed,” David said.

Joshua Proutey

Joshua Proutey

“They then find Mr. Proutey . . . . It’s alleged at that time Mr. Quintel Grady approached him demanding his wallet and anything of value. Mr. Proutey produced what was in his wallet, which was $10, and asked if he could keep his ID because it would be hard to replace. At that point he was ordered back into his car and he froze. And it’s alleged that Mr. Grady shot him in the head and killed him.”

The group then fled, taking Proutey’s cash, cellphone and sandwich.


Wilmington Police Department Chief Ralph Evangelous said they put Proutey’s $10 in the tank of their car.

Because first-degree murder is punishable by death, Judge Rebecca Blackmore granted David’s request to hold Cromartie, Grady and Dottin without bail. Henry’s youth prevents the state from seeking death against him, and Blackmore set his bond at $2 million.

“This was completely random. There is no piece that you can connect Joshua to these people with. He didn’t hang out downtown, he didn’t have any seedy friends,” said his grief-stricken mother Patricia Proutey. “He was everybody’s kid. This could have been anybody’s kid.”


[Editor’s Note: According to this story, Mr. Cromartie said “I figured if I robbed a white person in a good neighborhood, they’re bound to have money lying around.”]

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  • Unfortunately, NC has this stupid “racial justice” law which will make getting the death penalty on even the suspects over 18 all the more difficult.

  • Pelayo

    It’s time to bring back “personal justice”. In Sicily it was called “La Vendetta”. No one depended on the police for justice. They meted it out themselves.
    There was an old Sicilian warning:
    Cu voli male a sta casa havi a cripari prima mi trasi. He who wishes evil against this house should die before entering.
    People actually put ceramic plaques with this warning on the doors of their homes.

    • The__Bobster

      Do they use ebonics on the plaques?

    • Olivus

      Too bad they can’t read.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I don’t need a plaque here for that. Police came here after the Oogabooga reelection, and after they knocked on our door saying “It’s the police”, I screamed “Stand Away From The Door… !NOW!.” before opening it. Sayaka said she should see four and would start shooting the coilgun as soon as I went down. I refused to step outside, so I was deliberately in her way. The police departed very quickly.

      • IstvanIN

        Why would the police attack your home and then leave? Sounds bizarre.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I believe they suspect I have rearmed, and were put up to the job by the BATF, who felt certain of it, except there are no firearms or even any ammunition for them here.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        One more down vote, and I am now taking the trouble to discover who is doing this.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    This is truly sickening. There was a recent story of thugs in Gary Indiana who shot someone, this time because he didn’t have any money to surrender. Society is up in arms about the occasional mass shooting while completely oblivious to the thousands who are killed every day in individual acts of violence.

    • Ron Cheaters

      Lets be glad it wasn’t a woman in this case.

      • Tom_in_Miami


        • Ron Cheaters

          Simply due to the fact that a white woman would have been gang-raped in this situation.. if you have never heard of Rebecca Middleton, I suggest you look her up. She was my first cousin.

      • George

        Joshua was a nice looking kid. He was in school. He had a future lifetime of joy, stuggle, achievement and happiness ahead of him. He leaves behind a devstated and grieving family who loved him. Believe it or not, boys are worth just as much as girls, both to society and in the eyes of God.

        Frankly, I’d rather have been glad that such crimes didn’t happen.

    • Nathanwartooth

      They are working to take away our guns so we can’t defend ourselves against diversity.

      It’s really because they are emotional illogical idiots but I’m sure there are a very small minority of gun grabbers who think that it’s OK because if they can stop evil Whites from protecting themselves from diversity it will be worth it.

  • fakeemail

    There’s that word “random” again. Curiouser and curiouser.

    • Nicholai Hel

      Random as in they don’t care who they whack as long as the victim isn’t black?

  • Francis Galton

    Here’s an interesting, politically incorrect read on the kinds of people who commit muggings. Add the racial hostility angle to the mix (and add the fact that black males commit almost HALF of all muggings in the US), and you realize just how scary it is that there are these kinds of people walking around.

    I take a good deal of what this site says with a grain of salt (no sources, author claims to have cavorted with all different types of criminals from different milieus), but it’s certainly a unique perspective on crime avoidance– mostly common sense!

    Here’s one thing I can say for certain, though: NEVER, EVER “zone out” when you’re walking about in public, especially when there’s ANY chance that a Bantu is milling about.

    Remember, the difference between Whites and blacks is 100,000 years vs 100,000 days.

    • rebelcelt

      That may be the stats but I bet it is a much higher percentage than that.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Mr. Prouty could not have been “anyone’s kid”. For instance, he could not have been President Oogabooga’s kid.

    The White House could not be reached for smart-mouthed comment.

  • razorrare

    “This was completely random. There is no piece that you can connect Joshua to these people with. He didn’t hang out downtown, he didn’t have any seedy friends,” said his grief-stricken mother Patricia Proutey….
    No Mrs.Proutey,the killing of your son was not completely random…completely random in a sense that he happened to be the unfortunate victim of this hate crime but not completely random that they chose a White person to rob and murder…in fact murdering a White person was their main motivating factor in this hate crime…

  • Cripe, the four of them could have collected more than $10 each just from pan-handling for an hour.

    • Ron Cheaters

      Quadruple that by selling keychains in a parking lot pretending to be blind..

    • Persona Non Grovel

      You are undoubtedly correct, but Francis Galton pretty much nailed the “disparate” impact on the head. Actually the discrepancy between a lantern holdin’ lawn jockey and a Caucasian. Nothing that 80,000 years can’t fix. So they got that going for them.

  • The__Bobster

    If thug Quartav’i’us is killed by the popo while committing a robbery, the spoonies and a few White libtards will be out marching the next day wearing Quartav’i’us t-shirts and carrying candles. However, if a White college student is killed by Quartav’i’us, the White community does nothing.

  • Ron Cheaters

    Yo grab de sammich.. pullin de triggah gots me ongy gnome sain’.. If only they didn’t exploit the white weakness that is trust.. probably let him think his life wasn’t at stake.. until he was debased to beg for his ID.. it wasn’t enough.

  • jay11

    Stories like this make me fear for my children in the coming decades when nowhere will be safe in the good ‘ole U.S. of A.

  • IstvanIN

    It couldn’t be anyone’s kid, only a white mother’s.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    We need to give a grieving mother the compassion she deserves and let finally get around to saying “race had nothing to do with it.”

    You know it’s coming. She gets a pass, but we don’t…

  • StillModerated

    I urge AmRen readers to take the half and watch/listen to this video of the detective grilling one of the suspects. This sniveling little fool couldn’t lie straight in bed. I’ll bet it was some type of initiation and the 17 year-old actually pulled the trigger. Stay tuned.

  • BillC

    A matter of months ago a young man delivering Chinese food was similarly murdered in Wilmington, four involved then as well. It used to be a quiet southern town where I could walk about any time as a young teenager. Now, there is no way that I would allow my family to do the same, in many places, even during broad daylight. The area of the community college and downtown are at best, seedier by the year, grungy, and without a vibrant core as it once was.

  • LHathaway

    “I’m sure there are a very small minority of gun grabbers who think that it’s OK because if they can stop evil Whites from protecting themselves from diversity it will be worth it”.

    We have strong second amendment tradition, however, I would bet a Majority of American voters would be in favor of banning guns for the Exact reasons you state.

  • bigone4u

    The victim looks like a nice clean white kid. I feel so sorry for his mother and other friends and relatives that their loved one was sacrificed by the evil scum politicians who have their gated houses, bodyguards, and such. I wish their children were the victims instead of kids like the one in this story.

  • Don

    Can you imagine if this were a little African!? This country would be dealing with riots right now. I tweeted Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of, hes a white guy, who loves Africans, told him about this story and says he will do a story on it today.

    Ps sorry for the grammar. Unfortunately I didn’t study in school. Biggest mistake of my life.

  • seminole county

    “Random” seems to be the insidious pc way of making it appear it was not a hate crime against these animals who were simply innocently cruising to find some action especially with some easy target white boy in the wrong place and time. If it wasn’t him it would have another one or maybe a couple. Eve Carson was “random” and not planned or meditated. That made it better. This is only common normal event of black on white crime and easily forgotten.
    Didnt Treyvon say to Zimmerman “you gonna die to today white boy” before the tables got turned after a fight?
    Whites are expendable sayeth the Time Man Of The Year.

    Vote for Obama for Vengenge.

  • shmo123

    How disgusting. These people are going to get life in a prison where they’ll jive with their homies, hang out, do drugs, lift weights and forever live on the taxpayer dime. The actual perp should get death; the rest of them hard time–I’m talking hard labor 6 days a week. Make their lives so miserable, they’ll get on their knees every day and beg God for parole. After that, knowing what they went through, even the most hard core and obtuse wouldn’t risk going back. That would be real deterrence.

    • IstvanIN

      All should be executed as accessories.

    • rebelcelt

      Every one of them should be hung by the neck till they are dead. After a fair trial declares them guilty. Oh yes and done within one week of the trial.

  • scutum

    A few years ago a white woman was shot execution style in the parking lot of a Popeyes Fried Chicken outlet in a minority area of our fair city. The prepetrators were caught several days later and when asked why they chose this woman to rob their answer was that they “knew she wouldn’t have a gun because she is white.” I think it would be instructive to write all of our political representatives and point out to them that just about everyone in the minority areas of our fair cities is packing heat. Most of them are doing so without a permit and many of them are felons. I have been told by a friend who is a police officer that you can go into any central city bar on a Friday or Saturday night and almost everyone will be carrying a gun, most of them illegally.

    • Shawn_thefemale

      Had they assumed that this white woman wouldn’t have a gun, they would be dead wrong. Dead being the operative word. Yes, I would be in jail, but they would have never robbed anyone again.

    • pcmustgo

      Besides any racial hatred blacks may have for their victims, or any sense that they deserve the whites money because of slavery, whites and asians are seen as pu—ies who don’t fight back. In that sense, the motive isn’t purely racial hatred. It’s targetting them because they are easier, weaker victims.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I carry pepper spray and a box-cutter, and the box-cutter is for use after the pepper spray on the same perps. Men really do matter less than women in a biological sense, and I am completely willing to accept this. The operational lesson from the Knoxville Horror is that one should always go down fighting. We all have to die of something anyway, but I’d like to take three or four perps with me, and I’m very certain I could get the first two. At hand’s reach, a box-cutter is better than a pistol. Go for the inner thigh near the knee and lift up. You’ll get the femoral artery every time and the perp will bleed out quick-smart.

      • rebelcelt

        Well I prefer a pistol. If you are going to use a blade use something with depth. A box cutter is sharp but shallow. Things like robberies rarely work out like we think they will. The guy might just step back! Remember that they are not looking for the fiitest most of the time. I am not the man I was 25 years ago. But have hope, A few years ago a Black tried to rob an old man at my church,( in his 70s) he lit him up with a small.25 Berretta.Hit him 5 out of 6 shot stitched perfectly every three inches up his torso with the final bullet hitting him in the neck.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          A deep stab wound will kill eventually, but to disable an attacker quickly, long slashes are better, and the femoral artery is best of all. A problem with a long blade is that state laws limit the length of concealed blades, though not their sharpness, which is where a box-cutter comes in.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    Where are Al and Jesse? Oh…they advocate only for blacks. Isn’t this a good reason for having an organization dedicated to the advancement…no, survival…of white people?

  • quick_quip

    Diversity is our strength.

  • Sloppo

    This can’t be considered a “hate crime” because it was a group of blacks who killed a white guy. The law enforcement community doesn’t want come right out and say it, but they’re indirectly telling us that blacks are not considered to be capable of human emotions like hatred, but instead their behaviors are caused by instincts. It would also not be a hate crime if Joshua had been killed by four wolves.

  • KenelmDigby

    Interesting collection of anthropological specimens illustrating the article.
    One would have thought that Dr. Louis Leakey had written a new book or something.

  • Mike Lane

    They need to be put down like the apes they are.

  • Don

    Did anybody read article about what 1 of these Africans told the detective about what happened? He said “we were looking for white people to rob because we know they have money” and the reason they shot YT? Because Joshua “disobeyed them”.

    • Big Lebowski’s Favorite Drink

      I also would disobey them and fight til they killed me. Or get in an advantageous position and put one in their chest, two in the head. Like Shawn the Female said, yeah I’d be behind bars, they’d be in a deep sleep. A policeman who trained me for my CCW told me it’s better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

  • George

    This poor family is burying their son this Saturday, 22 Dec. It will be a cold and sad Christmas in the Prouty household.

    According to his obituary, his brother Eric died in infancy. Joshua was working through the process to join the Marine Corps, and had undertaken numerous mission trips to Guatemala.

    His high school graduating class had voted him ‘Most likely to play a practical joke’.

    I don’t think anyone posting on this website knew him, but he sounds like an interesting enough person. In school, working, joining the USMC, volunteering, fun-loving. The kind of person you’d want as a neighbour, the kind of kid you’d hire to cut your lawn or look after your own children.

    Statistics are one thing. Just remember that there are human faces and hearts behind those statistics.

    Interracial crime is a grave threat to those faces & hearts.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    If this had been four whites killing and robbing a black, this would be national news for months.

  • ageofknowledge

    Now we have to pay million and millions of dollars to house, feed, and care for them for the rest of their natural lives. The taxpayers will be robbed by the government for decades to come.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Michael Moore claims white firearms ownership is the result of irrational racial fear. Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome are remaining silent on the subject.

  • This main quote was omitted from the article: “I figured if I robbed a White person in a good neighborhood, they’re bound to have money lying around”

    Source: thetimesnews (dot) com

    If he had not been White, he would still be alive.