Erick Lamont Jones, Jr., photo courtesy Newport News Police.
Updated: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 11:33 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 11:33 AM EDT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police have located and arrested a 19-year-old in connection to a robbery and carjacking on May 23.
Harold Eley, spokesman for the Newport News Police Department, told WAVY.com Erick Lamont Jones was arrested Wednesday morning for his role in the crime. Jones has been charged with robbery, abduction, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.
Eley said officers were not actively searching for Jones when they went to a home along Heritage Way and he happened to be there.
A 31-year-old Newport News victim gave two black males a ride in the area of Sharon Drive and Warwick Boulevard on May 23. Once inside his car, they allegedly brandished a gun and robbed the victim of his cash .
The two then forced the victim to drive to an ATM at a 7-Eleven located along Warwick Boulevard, Eley said. There, one suspect went into the store with the victim as he took cash from the ATM. The two left the store and then returned later to withdraw more cash.
Latavis Dethomas Crocker, 18, was previously arrested and charged for his role.
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