Raleigh police are crediting a CrimeStoppers tip with leading to two men being charged Saturday with a series of commercial robberies and a shooting that injured a woman and her 10-month-old girl.
Police say that the tip led them to arrest Joshua William Bower, 32, and Jonathan Lee Joyner, 23, on charges of firing into a car shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 4700 block of Courtney Lane. Police say a bullet hit a 26-year-old woman in her right shoulder and that her baby had cuts on her head that are believed to have been caused by flying glass.
Police believe the target was a 26-year-old man who was sitting in the car. He was not injured in the shooting.
Following the arrests, police said an investigation led them to charge the two men with several robberies:
• The Aug. 21 robbery of the Food Lion at 4827 Grove Barton Rd.;
• The Aug. 16 robbery of the Domino’s Pizza at 13220 Strickland Rd.;
• The Aug. 10 attempted robbery of the Food Lion at 3926 Western Blvd.;
• The Aug. 10 robbery of the Papa John’s at 6510 Glenwood Ave.;
• The Aug. 2 robbery of the Lowe’s Foods at 8440 Louisburg Rd.;
• The July 27 robbery of the Pizza Hut at 7909 Falls of Neuse Rd.;
• The July 19 robbery of the Pizza Hut at 7909 Falls of Neuse Rd.;
• The July 16 robbery of the Papa John’s at 9611 Strickland Rd.; and,
• The July 15 robbery of the Cookout at 6505 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Police say that Bower, of 4716 Walden Pond Dr. in Raleigh, and Joyner, of 3500 Melrose Dr. in Raleigh, are facing robbery and assault charges in connection to the Courtney Lane incident and robbery, attempted robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with the commercial robberies.
Police say that Darius Stephon Herring, 23, of 201 Wolf Way in Raleigh, was charged with conspiracy in connection with three of the robberies.