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A Conway man was detained in the Hertford County Jail for extradition to Virginia where he faces numerous charges including robbery and abduction.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoskie reported that Franklin police identified 39-year-old Junior Devon Williams as the alleged suspect in a crime which occurred around 10 p.m. Friday at Walmart.


Franklin police Sergeant Scott Halverson said that an individual, apparently while outside the store, was approached by a male who requested money to purchase gas. 

That male displayed a firearm and forced the individual inside the store and ordered them to withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash from an ATM.

“The victim was then forced to drive the suspect to an unknown location in North Carolina,” Halverson said in a press release.

Arrest warrants were obtained, charging Williams with robbery, use of a firearm while committing a robbery, abduction, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Franklin Police detectives were assisted by the Murfreesboro Police Department in locating and arresting Williams.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Williams has previous convictions and served several short stints in jail for larceny/possession of stolen goods crimes in Wake (2006), Hertford (2007 and 2009), and Halifax (2010 and 2016) counties.