Men Charged In Robberies, Customer Dragged And Shot At

Two people are charged with a robbery in which a customer at a Martin County convenience store was dragged across the floor and then shot at in her car as she tried to get to safety.

The two charged are also accused in an Edenton robbery.

Here's how the robberies and arrests came about:

Police say an armed man entered the Wilco Hess on East Boulevard in Williamston on April 22 about 11 p.m. while there were one customer and two employees in the store.

They say when the customer tried to leave, the suspect grabbed her, pushed her down and dragged her across the floor.

Police say when the robber went behind the counter and demanded money from the cashier, the customer ran out and got into her vehicle. They say the robber then ran out and opened fire, hitting the passenger side of customer's vehicle. She was not hurt.

As police investigated, they learned the Williamston robbery was linked to another robbery, this one on April 21 in Edenton.

Williamston, Edenton and Elizabeth City police began working together, and they arrested Samuel Geddie and Clifton Perry Jr., both of Elizabeth City, and charged them in both robberies.

Both face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by felon, attempted first degree murder and first degree kidnapping for the incident in Williamston.


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  • by Hmm on May 5, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    To Me, ace and the rest, guess you guys dont get sarcasm.
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on May 5, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    attempted first degree murder,,,thats what i'm talking about..way to go wmst police.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on May 5, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    to Hmm, get you head out of the sand. It was against the law for them to have the guns. If it were against the law for felons to drive a vehicle and they did so and someone was hurt, would you take the cars away from everyone? The problem is felons are out walking the streets. They need to be behind bars doing hard labor.
  • by Me Location: Here on May 5, 2009 at 06:43 AM
    To Hmm: gun control laws will only regulate the law abiding citizens and their ownership of guns. A gun control law will do nothing to prevent a criminal from possessing a gun. Laws that we already have don't stop their bad behavior, what makes you think that a gun control law will be any different?
  • by Stoic Location: Williamston on May 5, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    The courts may be weak but local law enforcement really did their job in this case.
  • by Hmm on May 4, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    [Both face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by felon] Yep! gun control laws would have prevented this!
  • by Well on May 4, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    The courts are weak. The DA will probably give them a plea deal and they will get probation; only to get back on the street commit the same types of crimes again.
  • by citizen Location: greenville on May 4, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    I hope they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
  • by JJustice Location: Williamston on May 4, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    Way to go Law Enforcement. Your hard work and perseverence have paid off. Thank you for making Williamston and Edenton just a little bit safer tonight. Keep up the good work!
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