State v. Speight, 213 N.C. App. 38 (Jun. 21, 2011)

In an armed robbery case, there was sufficient evidence that the defendant took the victim’s personal property by the use or threatened use of a knife. The victim awoke to find the defendant on top of her holding a knife to her throat. After struggling with him, she pleaded and negotiated with him for almost 90 minutes. The defendant acknowledged that he had already taken money from the victim’s purse. However, when the defendant fled, he took a knife from her kitchen and the victim’s sports bra and the victim never saw her purse again.