• 66°

Four charged in robbery of Landis clerk

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
LANDIS ó Four people have been charged with beating and robbing a Landis store clerk.
The Landis Police Department charged the four with common law robbery on Friday. One is a juvenile whose name was not released.
The department received a tip that led police to later identify Xavier Parks,16, as the man who tried to buy cigars at Krish Express Exxon, 315 S. Main St., on May 9.
The clerk, Sheryas Patel, had refused to sell Parks the cigars around 8:15 p.m. that evening when he could not provide identification showing he was old enough to buy tobacco products.
Police say Parks returned later that night with three others and robbed Patel, who had closed the store but was making a call on his cell phone in the store’s parking lot, a department release said.
Patel was struck in the face and head and knocked to the ground.
One suspect demanded Patel’s wallet, which he gave. It contained $200. The suspects left on foot. Parks was charged with one count of common law robbery. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. He has since been released.
Two others, Derrion Crawford and DaMonte Harper, both 16, were also charged.
Harper was charged with one count of common law robbery and has since been released on $10,000 bond.
Crawford was charged with one count of common law robbery, two counts of felony possession of stolen property, one count of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in the county jail under $75,000 secured bond.
Police searched Crawford’s residence, 707 S. Valley St., on Friday, and found two wallets recently stolen, one belonging to Patel. The second belonged to Arkim Wallace, a pizza delivery driver who was robbed on South Highland Avenue in early April.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

News

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

Local

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

Local

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

Crime

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

Coronavirus

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Nation/World

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

Education

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

Business

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

Education

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

News

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session

Education

Shoutouts