Police arrest three in robbery

Others may be charged
Nov. 30, 2012 @ 01:20 PM

Thomasville Police Department charged three men in connection to an armed robbery at a home on Johnsontown Road.
According to a TPD press release, Anthony Hammond II, of 1016 Johnsontown Road, called police 2 p.m. Friday, Nov.15, and said wo black men entered the residence and robbed him of property valued at $415. One of the men presented a handgun, and the two suspects left the scene in an occupied, dark colored four-door vehicle.
"It happened on the afternoon of the 14th [of November]," Detective Steve Currie said. "It was reported to TPD on the 15th, but I can't really go into that part. The victim gave us a description of the vehicle they left in. The vehicle was occupied by others besides the two who went in."
Following an investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for James Felix Gregg Jr., 18, of Griffith Street, Zachary Jaron Billie, 18, of East Holly Hill Road, and Jonathan Cortez Hinson, 21, of Richland Street in High Point, charging them with robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering.
Billie and Gregg already were in the Davidson County Jail on unrelated breaking and entering charges when they were served with new warrants. Currie said Gregg and Billie were arrested in connection to a break-in at 611 Price Street.
"They broke into a residence on the 19th or the 20th," said Currie. "[The break-ins] are not related as far as I can tell right now."
Currie alleges that Gregg and Hammond knew each other and the suspects had stolen marijuana and cash from the victim. Currie would not comment on which two suspects entered the house and who waited in the car.
"I can't give that information right now," Currie said. "We have reason to believe there is more people who have information about it and we're hoping they may come forward and disclose that information."
High Point Police Department arrested Hinson on Nov. 28.
"Once we established that Hinson was involved, we had to locate him," said Currie. "High Point police located him, contacted us and turned him over for questioning, where he was served with the warrants."
Currie said additional suspects may be charged in connection to the robbery. All three men were issued $100,000 secured bonds.
"I won’t say for certain others won't be charged," Currie said. "The investigation is ongoing."
Anyone with additional information should call TPD at 475-4267 or Crime Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477.     

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.