Monday, June 17, 2024

Wilmington man will spend 6 more years in prison for armed robbery

James Holleman will face prison time for armed robbery. (New Hanover County DA).

WILMINGTON — Two brothers’ Ring camera came in handy after a man held them and gunpoint and stole $170 from them in September 2020. 

Now the man, 23-year-old James Holleman, has been sentenced to 51 to 74 months in prison for the crime. He plead guilty to his charges on Monday in New Hanover County district court. 

Holleman arrived a home in Benchmark Court around 9:30 p.m. the night of the incident. He approached one brother he was acquainted with, pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim. After ordering them to the garage, Holleman retrieved the money from the brothers’ pockets and left, firing one shot before getting into his vehicle. 

The entire incident was caught on video by the brothers’ Ring camera. According to the Wilmington Police Department the recording captured Holleman saying he had to do it because the mother of his child was in jail at the time. 

Holleman is currently serving a prison sentence for a conviction of felony fleeing to elude arrest from a December 2021 incident unrelated to this robbery.

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