The man charged today in two armed robberies in Roanoke Rapids is now incarcerated in the Halifax County Detention Center without opportunity for bond.
Joshua Durante, 20, of Roanoke Rapids, had initially been jailed on $125,000 bond this morning following his earlier arrest.
The bond change was due to his status as an absconder from probation and parole, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed. The detention center also confirmed the change in status of his bond.
He faces a count of attempted murder, two counts robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery, flee to elude arrest with motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, no operators license and resist, obstruct and delay an officer.
The charges stem from the September 26 robbery of the New Dixie Mart commonly called Presto in which a store employee was shot and the Tuesday robbery of a New Dixie Mart on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway commonly referred to as Bob’s.