Suspect in armed robbery arrested

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Thomasville Police assisted in the apprehension of a suspect last Sunday morning wanted by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Lexington.

Jeremy Reid Foster, 36, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping after he was discovered in possession of stolen items from the Le-Ke’s Country Market convenience store on W. Center St. Ext. Foster was stopped at 1:10 p.m. by TPD officers during a routine traffic stop on Unity Street.

“This is two within a week’s time Thomasville Police has assisted us with,” Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said. “We have this strong working relationship with Thomasville and High Point because of the jurisdictional boundary we share. We really appreciate their cooperation.”

At around 11 a.m., the Davidson officials received a 911 call about an armed robbery that had just occurred at the convenience store. When they arrived at the W. Center St. Ext. address, deputies found that the suspect had fled the store, armed with a dark-colored handgun and driving a silver or gray SUV with body damage on the front passenger side of the vehicle.

The information about the suspect and vehicle description was shared with other law enforcement agencies in Davidson County, so when TPD officers spotted a vehicle matching the description, they contacted the sheriff’s office. Detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Unity Street scene and recovered evidence from the robbery.

According to Grice, Foster was charged with kidnapping as a result of the struggle with a store clerk at Le-Ke’s.

“When you restrict the movement of an individual, even if it’s during the course of the robbery, you can be charged with kidnapping,” Grice said. “This is what this individual did. In fact, he fought with the store clerk and consequently was charged with kidnapping.”

Foster, of 105 Flynt St. in Lexington, was placed in the Davidson County Jail, given a $100,000 secured bond and an Aug. 7 court date.

Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 847-9911, or at kennedy@tvilletimes.com.