A man whom Apex police had charged in a Dec. 31 bank robbery was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Chatham County, police said Friday.
Kelly Lashaun Wiley, 35, of 4093 N.C. 42 in Goldston is charged with common-law robbery for the holdup at the First Citizens Bank on Vision Drive on New Year’s Eve afternoon.
Chatham deputies said they also served arrest warrants charging common-law robberies at CommunityOne Bank in Hillsborough on Jan. 11 and at at a bank in Alamance County.
Police had said a man with a black scarf over his face gave a teller a note demanding money, got cash and left on foot. He did not show a weapon, police said at the time.
Capt. Ann Stephens, head of investigations for the Apex department, said Chatham deputies arrested Wiley. He was picked up Thursday and was held in the Chatham County Detention Center in lieu of $300,000 bail, the Chatham sheriff’s office said.
State court records show that Wiley also faces a 2015 felony cocaine possession charge in Chatham County.
State records show Wiley was convicted of armed robberies in Chatham County in 1995 and 2002. He also has several felony drug convictions, prison records show.
Wiley is to appear Jan. 19 in court in Alamance County, Jan. 28 in Orange County, Feb. 1 in Chatham County and Feb. 5 in Wake County.