Spencer man convicted of robbery

Published 9:15 am Friday, June 10, 2016

Rasheed Anthony Stephens-Maddox was convicted by a jury this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. Following the jury’s verdict, Judge Tanya T. Wallace sentenced Stephens-Maddox to a minimum of 62 months (5.16 years) to a maximum of 87 months (7.25 years) in prison.

On Sept. 25, 2015, an officer with the Salisbury Police Department was flagged down by a victim who said that he had met some friends and was robbed at gun point.

The victim said he was in town to practice for his church and his old friend, Stephens-Maddox, told the victim to come and visit him. When the victim arrived, he saw Stephens-Maddox and another person weighing out marijuana on a set of scales on the kitchen table.

The victim said a gun was put to the back of his head and he was told to get down on the floor. A cell phone and money were taken from the victim. The victim was told to get out of the house and he left.

Stephens-Maddox was previously convicted of felony attempted larceny, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she “appreciated Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould preparing and prosecuting the case for trial.” Cook said her office is “appreciative of the victim coming forward to testify in this matter.”