Fuquay-Varina woman charged with helping suspect after bank holdup

From staff reportsMarch 4, 2013 

Heather Marie Spence

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— A Fuquay-Varina woman faces charges of helping a man escape after a credit union holdup and of possessing heroin that police say they found in a Garner motel room she rented for him.

Heather Marie Spence, 27, helped Brandon Phillip Williams by letting him into her home at 1321 Old Bramble Lane in Fuquay-Varina after the State Employees Credit Union branch on Old Honeycutt Road was robbed on Feb. 28, arrest warrants say.

She also helped him get a ride to an Econolodge in Garner and rented a room for him in her name, the warrants say.

The money from the robbery was in a cosmetics bag of Spence’s that they found in the room, police wrote. They arrested her at her home Saturday afternoon.

Police arrested Williams, 26, of 248 Elmcrest Drive in Holly Springs and Bryce Killian Bonilla, 24, of 1319 Sycamore St., in Raleigh at about midnight Friday at the Econolodge. They charged Williams with the robbery and both men with heroin possession and with keeping the room as a place to store and sell it.

Spence was held on $55,000 bail.

All three were due in court Monday.

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