Crime notebook: Man charged in Kangaroo robbery; two gang members face drug charges

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Roger Lee Yates
Roger Lee Yates

Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a gas station store with a box cutter.

A white man reportedly entered the Kangaroo store, 6480 Market St., and threatened the clerk with a box cutter blade just after midnight Thursday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The man took money from the store and ran toward Edward Street.

The suspect—42-year-old Roger Lee Yates—was arrested Thursday morning, Lindsay said.

Yates has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to jail records. He was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

Police seize marijuana from two homes

Three Wilmington men were arrested on multiple drug charges after police served two separate search warrants Wednesday morning.

Terae Kareem Graham, 27, and Teheran Malik Short, 24, both of whom are suspected gang members, were arrested at a home in the 1200 block of South Second Street at about 6 a.m., according to Lindsay. While executing the search warrant, detectives seized more than 150 grams of marijuana, a handgun and drug paraphernalia, Lindsay said.

Graham and Short were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

They were booked at the New Hanover County jail under $250,000 secured bonds and have since been released.

Charles Linbergh Tilghman
Charles Linbergh Tilghman

Charles Limbergh Tilghman III, 40, was arrested at a home in the 1100 block of Zinnia Court at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lindsay said. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of more than 120 bags of heroin, a handgun and a small amount of marijuana.

Tilghman was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, manufacture, sell, deliver or possess a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $75,000 secured bond.