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Thursday, 15 February 2018 23:18

Second man wanted in store heist arrested

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The second man wanted in the armed robbery of a convenience store last week was taken into custody today.

Kevin Earl Elrod, 27, was located inside the Roanoke Avenue Food Lion after Roanoke Rapids police received information on his whereabouts, Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement.

There was no word this evening on his bond amount or first court appearance.

Elrod was wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, three counts of assault by pointing a gun, illegal discharge of a firearm and injury to property, which Hasty said last week reflects damage to the store, the New Dixie Mart at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Jackson Street Extension.

He was taken into custody around 1 p.m.

The first person arrested was 16-year-old Amani Laveral Lashley of Gaston. He was arrested last week with assistance of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Lashley faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, three counts of assault by pointing a gun and illegal discharge of a firearm.

He was also served Northampton County warrants for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He has a March 7 court date.

The three counts of assault by pointing a gun reflect three people were in the store at the time of the heist and the illegal discharge count reflects the act of shooting into the ceiling of the store.

 

 

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