Two jailed in robbery, box cutter assault

By Chris Berendt -

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Two Plain View residents have received felony charges in connection with an assault and robbery, in which they reportedly fired a gun at the victim and cut him with a box cutter, Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities said.

Aulsie Ryan Norris, 37, and Jonathan Allen Norris, 34, both of 2543 Lee’s Chapel Church Road, Dunn, have each been charged with assault with a deadly weapon intending to kill inflicting serious injury and common law robbery in connection with the assault, to which sheriff’s deputies responded Friday.

Deputies responded following a 911 call of a 47-year-old male assault victim on Moses Register Lane.

“Upon arrival, deputies learned that two suspects went to Moses Register Lane and assaulted and robbed the victim over a previous money dispute,” Lt. Marcus Smith said, relaying sheriff’s reports. “During the incident one of the suspects cut the victim in the back with a box blade cutter and at some point during the incident another suspect brandished a firearm and fired shots at the victim, but missed.”

The victim was able to flee back into a residence for safety and contact 911.

The suspects were located by investigators at 2453 Lee’s Chapel Church Road, Smith noted.

Aulsie Norris was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $107,500 secured bond. Jonathan Norris received an additional charge of possession of a firearm by felon and was placed in the Detention Center under $115,000 secured bond.

Aulsie Norris was reportedly taken into custody at the Lee’s Chapel Church Road address shortly after noon Friday. Jonathan was served with the charges at the Sheriff’s Office later that night, according to his arrest report.

Bank assault

Also on Friday, Clinton Police received a report at about 6:30 p.m. that a 35-year-old victim was robbed shortly after he got $20 out of the ATM at BB&T Bank on Warsaw Road.

According to police, the victim left the Budget Inn to go across the street to McDonald’s. He walked through La Tropicana parking lot, where he reportedly accepted a ride to McDonald’s from three strangers there but stopped next door at BB&T to get money.

When he got the money out of the ATM, the three suspects grabbed the money and fled. There were no weapons involved, and no injuries reported. There are similarly no suspects in the case.

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By Chris Berendt

J. Norris Norris

A. Norris Norris

Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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