4 Garner men face multiple charges in armed robberies

rgallagher@newsobserver.comMay 20, 2014 

— The arrest of a 20-year-old Garner man on Monday by Raleigh police brought to four the number of Garner residents charged with armed robbery in a series of holdups dating to just before Christmas.

Chrishawn Kinte Barnes of 125 Park Haven Lane was charged with a Jan. 5 holdup at Total Rewards Sweepstakes on South Saunders Street, where police said he used a semiautomatic pistol.

That robbery netted the thieves about $2,600, police said in an arrest warrant.

Barnes. whom police arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Monday morning, also was charged with conspiring with Timothy Deonte Cooper, 22, and Demetrich Antonio Anderton, 21, in that case.

Anderton, of 165 Gussett Drive, was arrested over the weekend and charged with the Total Rewards robbery, a Jan. 12 stickup at a CVS store, conspiring with Cooper and Richard Arthur McKay Jr., 19, in the CVS robbery and possession of a gun by a felon.

McKay, of 500 Forest Drive, was arrested over the weekend as well and was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in the CVS incident, conspiracy and possession of a gun by a felon.

McKay also was served with Johnston County warrants charging him in a Jan. 14 armed robbery there.

Cooper is charged with a Dec. 23 robbery in Garner, for which he was arrested in February, robberies on Jan. 7 and Jan. 17 at Bobby’s Grocery on Garner Road in Raleigh, the CVS robbery, conspiracy and gun possession by a felon.

In a move unusual for robbery charges, magistrates ordered Barnes held without bail and ordered that he have no contact with the others charged.

Cooper was being held on $2,225,000 bail and was due in court Tuesday on the latest charges.

McKay was being held on $1.735,000 bail, and Anderton was being held on $550,000 bail.

Gallagher: 919-829-4572

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