Deputies arrest five in armed robbery
An armed robbery by four men ended with their arrests, plus the arrest of a man from whom they stole marijuana, according to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say Orrie K. Williams, Geoffrey Gattis, Torian Robertson and Glen Montrell Jones were attempting to rob Kenneth M. Newcomb and two other occupants at 2931 Thomas Road, Lot 12.
According to a sheriff’s office report of the incident, the four men entered the front door showing at least one firearm. They took a wallet, identification and bank cards and a brown desk safe.
Deputies responding to the armed robbery encountered a vehicle matching a description and conducted a traffic stop on N.C. 39. Williams attempted to run but was caught, and all four were arrested.
Deputies discovered 18 grams of marijuana, leading to the arrest of Newcomb.
“They stole his marijuana out of his safe, so he caught that charge,” said Maj. Joseph Ferguson. “They didn’t get much.”
A shotgun was also associated with the incident, according to the report.
Williams, 24, of 3974 Jacksontown Road, is facing charges of armed robbery, breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting officers, assaulting officers and armed assault of a government official. He was jailed on $250,000 bond pending a hearing in Vance County District Court Sept. 23.
Gattis, 19, of 203 N. Beckford Drive, faces charges of armed robbery, larceny, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a stolen firearm. He was jailed, with bond set at $100,000 and a court hearing Sept. 23.
Robertson, 23, of 524 Stone St., is facing charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm. Robertson was jailed, with bond set at $85,000 and a court hearing Sept. 23.
Jones, 20, of 5338 Raleigh Road, Lot 108, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm. Jones was jailed, with bond set at $70,000 and a court hearing Sept. 23.
Newcomb, 25, faces charges of possession of marijuana for sale and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He was jailed. Bond was set at $10,000 with a court hearing Sept. 23.
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