Police: Three charged with robbery, home invasion

Published 9:53 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police say three men accused of a home invasion and robbery didn’t get very far after holding guns on an apartment full of people and taking their property.

The robbery happened Wednesday afternoon at a Pearl Street apartment.

Police officials said a victim heard a knock on the door and someone else in the apartment answered it. Three men, including one who had a sawed-off shotgun, pushed through a screen door and walked into the apartment. The men had their faces covered and demanded money and cellphones. A neighbor who came in had her cellphone taken, according to a police report.

One of the victims in the apartment knew one of the suspects, but only by nickname, said police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

Police brought in a dog that tracked one of the stolen cellphones in a wooded area behind the Pearl Street apartment. The men fled to a residence across the street, one of the victims told police. Officers surrounded the apartment, and the men came out. Police said a wallet, money and cellphones were stolen and recovered.

No one was physically hurt during the incident.

Police arrested:

• Kishawn Tyrese Martin, 17, of the 1000 block of Lawndale Drive;

• Daquan Delrio Coleman, 19, of the 200 block of North Salisbury Avenue, Granite Quarry;

• Laquinton Antwan Martin, 22, also of the 1000 block of Lawndale Drive.

Each is charged with four counts of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony breaking and entering.

Kishawn Martin was issued a $50,000 secured bond. Coleman and Laquinton Martin each received a $75,000 secured bond. All three remain in the Rowan County Detention Center.