Arrest In Hospital And Library Parking Lot Armed Robberies

An 18-year-old is now charged in several recent crimes, including armed robberies in the parking lots of the Kinston Library and Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

Jamari Davis of Blount Street in Kinston was arrested Thursday.

Police say Davis robbed a 71-year-old man by threatening to shoot him in the library parking lot on July 21, stole a woman's wallet and used her bankcard on July 28 and robbed a 66-year-old woman July 31 in the hospital parking lot while displaying what was believed to be a handgun.

Police say other arrests are possible.

Davis is charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of felony financial card theft, one count of felony financial transaction card fraud, one count of felony identity theft and one count of misdemeanor larceny. He was locked up in the Lenoir County jail until a $66,000 secured bond.


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