Fourth suspect charged in robbery

  • Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:24 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 10:43 a.m.
Ashley Dawn Bentley
Ashley Dawn Bentley

SALISBURY — Following new charges against three men accused of killing a Salisbury store owner during an armed holdup, a fourth suspect was taken into custody and charged with helping the group during a prior robbery at a store on West Horah Street.

Ashley Dawn Bentley, 27, was arrested Wednesday evening just hours after authorities added more felony charges for three men charged with gunning down Z&H Mart store owner Hecham Abualeinan.


Authorities said Christopher Watson, Kevin Canzator and Maurice Alexander Robinson used a small black handgun to rob the Neighborhood Market twice in the last month. The same gun was used to kill Abualeinan days later, a search warrant said.

Salisbury Police did not specify Bentley’s role in the robbery, which happened in November. She has not been charged in a December robbery at the same store.

Bentley, of East Fisher Street, was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and remained in jail Wednesday morning under a $20,000 bond.

Check Thursday’s Salisbury Post for more information.

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