Police: Robbery Leads To Hospital Lockdown, Arrests

6:01 PM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Police have arrested three men for an armed robbery and shooting that eventually put Wake Forest Bapitist Medical Center on lockdown.

JuWinston-Salem Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Gold Express on S. Hawthorne Rd just after 10am. When they arrived, police found the store's manager with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to a police, three men entered the business, with shotguns and handguns, and stole money and jewelry from Gold Express.

Responding officers saw the car leaving the scene and after a short chase, one of the suspects drove into a parking deck at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where all three men to the hospital property.

Police arrested Jamon Horton, 21, in the parking deck. A few minutes later, officers arrested John Williams, 22, in the 2000 block of Craig St. where he was hiding in a dumpster.

During the search for the suspects, the hospital was locked down for about an hour.

Police found the third suspect Dewon Jamison, 23, inside the restroom of Davis Chapel.

The Gold Express store manager was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A customer in the business at the time of the robbery was not injured, and one woman was treated for minor injuries after one of the suspects threw her to the ground outside the business.

Police say charges are pending against the subjects.

Horton and Williams could be charged with First-Degree Kidnapping, Armed Robbery Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, and Attempted Murder.

Jamison could be charged with First-Degree Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Attempted Murder, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The three suspects are being held in the Forsyth County Jail. No bond has been set.

Detectives are still investigating.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation should contact the Winston Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 727-2800.

WSPD

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