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NEW INFO: Last Of 5 Suspects In Custody For Kinston Robberies

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Kinston Police tell WITN Jamal Ndelti turned himself into police Monday.

The 23-year-old was considered armed and dangerous by Kinston Police and was wanted for robberies at King's BBQ and the Wok N Roll restaurant.

Information about bond and a first court appearance was not immediately available.


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Kinston police said they now have five men as suspects in a rash of recent armed robberies, and four are now in custody.

Officers arrested Adrian Lopez, Fidel Lopez, and Kentrell Watkins overnight.

Adrian Lopez, 17, is charged with the December 20th robbery at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, and Tuesday night's hold-up of a Salvation Army employee as she tried to make a bank deposit at The Little Bank. Jailers said his bond was set at $120,000.

20-year-old Fidel Lopez is charged with the December 20th robbery at the Salvation Army and the bank deposit robbery, as well as the hold-up at Kings BBQ the same night.. His bond was set at $183,000.

Kentrell Watkins, 20, was arrested for the November 26th armed robbery of a Papa Johns delivery employee, and robberies at the Salvation Army on December 20th and January 3rd. His bond was set at $180,000.

Deputies at the Lenoir County Jail said all three men are due in court for their first appearances on these charges January 21st.

Kinston police say more charges and arrests are expected.

Earlier this week, Kinston police said they were searching for Bobby Jackson and Jamal Ndelti in connection with the robberies at King's BBQ and the Wok N Roll Restaurant.

On Wednesday night, officers said Jackson turned himself in after media reports listed him as a wanted man. Jackson is charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy and one count of second degree kidnapping. His bond was set at $750,000.

Officers are still searching for Ndelti, who they said should be considered armed and dangerous.


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Kinston police say one of two armed robbery suspects wanted for a pair of hold-ups Sunday night is behind bars.

Bobby Ray Jackson turned himself in to police shortly after authorities alerted the media that he was a wanted man Wednesday night.

Jackson and 23-year-old Jamal Ndelti are suspects in the robberies at the Wok N Roll Restaurant on North Herritage Street and King's BBQ on Highway 70.

Police are still looking for Ndelti.

Jackson was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy and one count of second degree kidnapping. He was jailed on a $750,000 secured bond.


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Kinston Public Safety released the names of two suspects Wednesday night.

Officers say 22-year-old Bobby R. Jackson and 23-year-old Jamal Ndelti are wanted for three counts of armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and second degree kidnapping.

The charges stem from two armed robberies that occurred Sunday, January 12th at the Wok-N-Roll and Kings BBQ Restaurants in Kinston.

We're told the subjects are wanted, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call police.


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