About 200 miles to the east of Raleigh, a North Carolina man faces a slew of serious criminal charges after a reported robbery at a drug store.
He faces charges including kidnapping and assault, a spokesperson for the Nags Head Police Department said. A woman alleged to be his accomplice was also arrested.
The 29-year-old man is accused of entering a drug store on Wednesday morning wearing a pale mask and brandishing a black firearm. Law enforcement officials said he demanded cash and drugs from a clerk and then fled the scene in a red minivan with a woman.
It is not clear from media coverage that the man received either money or narcotics, or what actions he’s accused of taking that resulted in the kidnapping charge.
Nags Head Police said the man was found the next day at a motel in Norfolk, Virginia. He was taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun and second-degree kidnapping.
A 26-year-old Manteo woman was also arrested; she was in custody on charges of aiding and abetting an armed robbery.
Law enforcement officials said they had in their possession the red minivan the pair is accused of fleeing in after the alleged robbery.
In similar situations, defendants can face many years of incarceration if convicted on these charges. The most important thing for both suspects at this point in the process is to discuss the charges and evidence with a criminal defense attorney who can explain their rights and legal options, including vigorous defense at trial.
Source: WAVY.com, “Suspects arrested in Nags Head drug store robbery,” Nov. 15, 2013