Police arrested a Wilmington man–one of three people charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery in January–on Tuesday.
Patrick Terrell Fields, 22, was arrested at about 9:30 a.m., charged with an attempted armed robbery that police say led to the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Frankie Stukes on Jan. 31, according to Wilmington Police Department Cpl. Leslie Irving.
Wilmington police responded to a parking lot at 420 Raleigh St. at 10 p.m., when they found Stukes’ body. After an investigation, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous described the incident as “an armed robbery of a video poker establishment that went awry for the suspects.”
Police will not pursue charges against the shooter–believed to be the victim of the robbery–in connection with Stukes’ death, police department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said.
Maya Latrice Stubbs, 24, of Hampstead, and Jamarcus John Fogal, 25, of Wilmington, were also arrested in connection with the case, Lindsay said. Stubbs and Fogal have been charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Fields is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and interfering with an electronic monitoring device, according to jail records.
He was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $400,000 secured bond.
Christina Haley is a crime reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org.