ROSEBORO — A Roseboro man who allegedly robbed the town’s Hardee’s at knife-point has been charged in the incident, which Sampson County Sheriff’s officials said is still under investigation.
Rashawn Hemon Terry, 24, of 303 E. Pinewood St., Roseboro, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, a felony offense.
The robbery was reported at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday. According to reports, a male suspect wearing a black hoodie and black jeans entered the fast-food establishment, located at 205 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (N.C. 24), Roseboro, and demanded money while holding a knife.
Reports state that a large sum of cash was taken.
“An unknown male entered the business and demanded money and then fled on foot,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith stated. “Deputies and investigators responded and were able to secure the crime scene. Through video surveillance, investigators were able to identify the suspect and take him into custody shortly after the incident.”
Terry was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond. His arrest report states he was booked at the Sheriff’s Office at 5:36 a.m. Tuesday, less than five hours after the robbery.
Terry has prior convictions in Sampson County on felony assault charges, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. In September 2010, he was convicted of assault inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into occupied property, stemming from a March 2010 incident, court records show.
Additionally, Terry has been convicted of possession of a firearm by felon and driving while impaired. He has an initial court date of Aug. 26 to face the felony robbery charge.
Smith said the robbery case is still under investigation.
“The investigation is ongoing,” he stated.
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