Raleigh bank robbery suspect in custody

From Staff ReportsSeptember 30, 2010 

Jonathan Lamar Davis

— A man sought by the FBI for more than two years in the robbery of a Raleigh bank is in custody today, authorities said.

Twenty-six-year-old Jonathan Lamar Davis, of 2622 Masonboro Court in Raleigh, was arrested last Wednesday night in Port Chester, N.Y. , and faces a string of charges related to the January 2008 robbery of the Wachovia bank at 8901 Six Forks Road, authorities said.

Davis was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force of New York and New Jersey without incident, according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue. The series of events that led to his arrest began with a Raleigh CrimeStoppers tip, Sughrue said.

Davis is accused of robbing bank employee Elenoir Ayers of $7,812.90 and striking her on the back of the head with the barrel of a pistol-grip shotgun.

Raleigh police said in the warrants that Davis also fired the shotgun over the heads of Ayers, Alexander Lockaway and Josephine Haroon.

Davis is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of discharging a firearm within city limits.

Davis is being held in the Wake County jail on more than $100,000 bond.

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