Crime notebook: Three arrested, one wanted in robbery attempt at barber shop

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Wilmington

Dominique Eason
Dominique Eason

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery attempt at a local barber shop.

Four people reportedly tried to rob the business located at 925 S. Third St. just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley. Responding officers ran after two of the suspects. Both suspects were arrested, along with a third, and taken into custody.

Dominique Jacqualine Eason, 21, and Kejuan Tizom-Shabazz Smith, 22, were each charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Eason is being held at the New Hanover County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond. Smith was booked under a $2 million secured bond.

Damien Tatron McGill, 28, was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and resist, delay or obstruct a public officer. He was booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $2 million secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing and police are searching for a fourth suspect, Rawley said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

Brunswick County

Dietric Taylor Jr.
Dietric Taylor Jr.

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Raleigh man in connection with an armed robbery in Leland.

Dietric Lamont Taylor Jr., 24, of Paces Arbor Circle in Raleigh, was booked at the Brunswick County Jail on Nov. 4 on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to jail records.

According to records with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported on Oct. 15 at about 7:55 p.m. in the area of Landvale and Savannah Branch roads in Leland. The victim – a 24-year-old man — was robbed of $160 in cash and a cell phone at gunpoint.

According to court records, Taylor has several pending drug charges in Harnett County District Court. Prison records show he was previously convicted of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance in Harnett County on Aug. 20.

Taylor was booked at the Brunswick County jail under a $750,000 secured bond.

Four men charged in Bolivia assault, kidnapping

Erik Manis
Erik Manis

Four men were recently arrested in connection with a robbery, assault and kidnapping of a teen in Bolivia.

Erik Hunter Manis, 21, Ali Harris Gardner, 24, Sharone Dionte Chapman, 19, and Monjharvis Montarion Walls, 21, each face multiple felony charges in connection with the incident, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax.

The incident occurred at 1205 Easy St. in Bolivia just before 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, according to records with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The suspects were arrested on Nov. 9 and each face charges of common law robbery, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and second-degree kidnapping.

According to arrest warrants, the suspects are charged with an assault on the victim — an 18-year-old male — that caused a broken nose and, shoulder blade and torn rotator cuff. They are also charged with taking the victim’s cell phone, gold necklace, wrist watch, clothing and cash.

Walls, of Southport, Chapman, of Bolivia, and Manis, of Southport, were each booked at the Brunswick County Jail under $115,000 secured bonds. Gardner, of Bolivia, has also been charged with failure to appear on a misdemeanor and is being held in jail under a $116,000 secured bond.

Photographs of other suspects mentioned in this story are posted below.

Damien McGill
Damien McGill
Ali Gardner
Ali Gardner
Monjharvis Walls
Monjharvis Walls
Sharone Chapman
Sharone Chapman
Kejuan Smith
Kejuan Smith