Salisbury Police Department: Local man charged with 2016 KFC armed robbery

Published 6:29 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man has been identified as one of two armed robbers who walked into a Mooresville Road KFC restaurant, held employees at gunpoint and stole money nearly two years ago.

Tomanche Mysheme Jackson, 20, of the 600 block of Brenner Avenue, was charged with felony robbery with a firearm or dangerous weapon. He has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

Authorities say Jackson was identified as a suspect early in the investigation and was arrested Monday.

The robbers went into the restaurant on July 14, 2016, with their faces covered, authorities said. One of the men had a small handgun.

One of the robbers took an employee to the safe while the other went through the cash register. He took the register with him with money still in it.

The men took employees’ cellphones, police said at the time. The mother of one of the victims activated a finder app and located the phone as well as the cash register and some money in a nearby bush.

Police said at the time that the business recovered about half of the stolen money.

Jackson is currently on a three-year probation for a July 2017 conviction in a 2015 common law robbery.

He also has previous convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession, simple assault, larceny, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a minor, and carrying a concealed weapon.

The investigation of the KFC robbery continues.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.