Fourth suspect charged in robbery
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.